Former Liverpool player Luis Garcia returns to Liverpool whilst his manager is fearful of an agitated Liverpool from the weekend.
Garcia has been struggling to cement a place in the first XI for Atletico this year, but is hoping to get a run out against his former club. Liverpool fans, who know all about Luis in the Champions League, will be hoping he doesn’t.
‘This will be a special game for me personally, but it should be for anyone playing here at this stadium with such a fantastic atmosphere.
‘I spent several years here and enjoyed the time – it is a special occasion for me.
‘I even had a big reception at the airport. I have had messages of goodwill from fans, letters and emails. It is great to come back and see these people again.
‘A special part in my heart will always be with these people at this club and in this city.
‘I still remember a lot of people from when I was here, fans and players.’
‘This will be a special game for me personally, but it should be for anyone playing here at this stadium with such a fantastic atmosphere.’
The Madrid boss, Javier Aguirre, also strangely wants Torres to take part:
‘We are aware that he has been injured, but I want him to be 100% fit and playing against us, I want us to be challenged by the very best.’
But he is also wary of a potential backlash after Liverpool lost to Spurs.
‘They could well be angry. We will see, but they did not deserve to lose at Spurs. If you watched the game, you will understand. They should have won and had the best chances.’