Liverpool News: Former Reds player says Liverpool mustn’t fear City in the Champions League

Garcia was a part of Liverpool's 2005 Champions League winning side.


Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia wants Liverpool to dream big against Manchester City ahead of their Champions League clash.

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Liverpool are up against high flying Man City in the last eight and the former Champions League winner with the Kops stated that the Reds must keep it together and not fear the opposition.

“No, I don’t think there’s any reason for fear,” said the Spaniard. “People won’t be thinking about that.

“The most important thing is to go into the game while being aware that both teams will have chances to go through,” he added on his return to Anfield for a charity match between Liverpool and Bayern legends.

The Spanish forward himself was an integral part of the 2005 Champions League winning squad of Liverpool and scored some important goals enroute to their glory, most important of which came against Chelsea in the Semi final.

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Garcia with the Champions League trophy

The former Atletico de Kolkata star also said that the grand comeback of Liverpool in the biggest stage is only good for football as the footballing heritage of the Merseyside club deserve it.

But when asked if there was any comparison of his team’s heroics against Chelsea with the Reds’ latest all English European task, he said, “These kind of games are totally different. You cannot expect what is going to happen, because anything can happen.”

“The most important thing is not to be out of it after the first game. After that, we will see what happens.”

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Garcia in  his Mexico days with Pumas UNAM

The former Red also added that predicting the match is something he wouldn’t want to do as both the teams are strong, but he admits the first leg will be pivotal as it can swing the balance of the tie to anyone’s favor.

In the legends match, Liverpool and Bayern hall of famers played out an entertaining 5-5 draw in front of a sold out Anfield crowd, which eventually raised more than £1 million for LFC foundation.