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Luis Garcia's Halloween Instagram celebrating his 'ghost goal' is brilliant

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Luis Garcia is a Liverpool hero.

The Spaniard is adored by the Anfield faithful where he played for three seasons, scoring 31 goals in 122 appearances.

In fact, he’s so well thought of on Merseyside that you can often hear his song still being sung by Liverpool fans during matches.

But there’s no doubting his best moment in a Liverpool shirt.

Before winning the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan in extraordinary circumstances, Liverpool had to get past Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

After a goalless first-leg, Liverpool looked to use home advantage to reach the final in Istanbul. And within minutes, they were 1-0 up thanks to Garcia’s goal.

But did it cross the line?

After Milan Baros had been brought down by Petr Cech, Garcia pounced but it appeared to be cleared off the line by William Gallas. However, due to every Liverpool fan and player celebrating as if it had crossed the line, the linesman cracked and signalled that the ball had gone in.

Liverpool held on to book their place in the final before coming back from 3-0 down to sensationally win their fifth Champions League on penalties against a legendary AC Milan side.

But Chelsea weren’t happy.

And Mourinho was leading those complaints.

The Portuguese boss was fuming and has brought up the goal on numerous occasions ever since.

Last year, after taking over at Manchester United, Mourinho was previewing his first visit to Anfield at his new club and remembered that night in 2005.

“We lost to a goal that wasn’t a goal,” he said.

He’ll never forget.

And Garcia is making sure he never forgets.

It seems it’s now tradition that the former Liverpool posts a hilarious picture on his Instagram around Halloween to mock Mourinho.

And this year his effort is just brilliant.

Dressed as a ghost, Garcia is sat on his sofa reading the match programme from that match where he features on the front cover.

Luis Garcia's Instagram post

And he writes: “Ghosts will be Ghosts !! Happy Halloween everybody­čśë!!
#Halloween2017 #Memories #LoveIt.”

Brilliant.

Liverpool fans react

And it’s fair to say Liverpool fans absolutely loved it. Check out the reaction:

Last year, Garcia did something very similar. Once again, he dressed up as a ghost with a Champions League football at his feet in front of goal.

He wrote: “Happy Halloween!! Some will find it funny­čśé...others Scary­čĹ╗! #Halloween #Ghost”

We already can’t wait to see what he comes up with next year…

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