Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia announces retirement

Spain's Luis Garcia was part of Liverpool's Champions League winning side in 2005 and also represented his country in the 2006 World Cup.

updated: January 14, 2014 21:27 IST
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Former Spain midfielder Luis Garcia, who helped guide Liverpool to a memorable Champions League triumph, has retired from football at age 35.

Garcia, who earned 20 caps with Spain, had been playing in Mexico before making the announcement on his website on Tuesday.

Garcia paid thanks to former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez and former Spain coach Luis Aragones for taking him to the 2006 World Cup.

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