By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter with amusement as Luis Garcia took a swipe at rivals Chelsea by posting an image of him scoring the ‘ghost goal’.
Garcia scored a controversial goal after four minutes of the 2005 Champions League semi-final clash at Anfield between the two sides.
Jose Mourinho, then the manager of Chelsea, argued the ball had not crossed the line after Garcia had rebounded in an effort from Milan Baros.
The former Liverpool striker used Halloween as an opportunity to twist the knife and endear himself even more to the Liverpool fans.
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) October 31, 2016
Wearing a long white sheet, Garcia pretended to be a ghost kicking the ball into a small net, but was it over the line?
Garcia’s goal eleven years ago ensured Liverpool’s safe passage through to the Champions League final against AC Milan, where the Reds famously made a comeback to win on penalties in Istanbul.
The Spaniard has since become a Liverpool legend and the Kop regularly chant his name in a song where they claim the striker “drinks Sangria”.
The popular Liverpool star made 121 appearances during two-and-a-half seasons at the club but will forever be revered for his goal against Chelsea and fans absolutely loved his latest Halloween trick.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Stevie Faulkner (@FaulknerStevie) October 31, 2016
— LFC Spartan (@LFC_Spartan) October 31, 2016
@LuchoGarcia14 Luis Garcia, he drinks sangria, he's five foot seven from football heaven🎼🎧⚽️…LEGEND!
— Denise Anne Cole (@deniseacole) October 31, 2016
— Keith Chaplin (@KeithChapo) October 31, 2016
— Andy Riley (@Andyriley88) October 31, 2016
@LuchoGarcia14 Your status has just elevated from legend to demigod
— Phil Sumner (@DJBigPhil) October 31, 2016
— Conor Rooney (@ConorRooney85) November 1, 2016
— Josh Naylor (@JoshNaylor8) November 1, 2016
— Dr Chris Tibbs (@chris_tibbs) October 31, 2016
— Liverpool Australia (@LFC_Australia) October 31, 2016
In other Liverpool news, fans react on Twitter to former midfielder Joe Allen’s impressive form for Stoke.