Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher cheekily trolls Chelsea over ‘ghost goal’
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher recalls Luis Garcia's 'ghost goal' in Champions League semi-final in 2005
Jamie Carragher has cheekily trolled Chelsea on Twitter this afternoon after the Liverpool legend recalled Luis Garcia’s famous “ghost goal” in the Champions League semi-final in 2005.
The Spain international’s strike has been a point of contention for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and the west London side’s supporters for the best part of a decade after Liverpool edged to a 1-0 aggregate win against the Blues at Anfield.
After a goalless first leg at Anfield, Garcia fired Liverpool into a fourth-minute lead after his tap-in was adjudged to have crossed the line despite William Gallas’ last-ditch clearance, which led to protestations from the Chelsea players.
Liverpool went on to win the Champions League trophy after a dramatic final in Istanbul thanks to a heroic performance from hometown heroes Carragher and Steven Gerrard in a 3-3 draw with AC Milan as the Reds won the showpiece on penalties.
Tweeting about his former team-mate’s special charity match at Anfield on Sunday, Carragher joked that the his side for the friendly would require another “Garcia ghost goal” to get past Gerrard’s XI, which boasts Luis Suarez.
No Kuyt or Meireles for our team Sunday, crowd will be against us as the Suarez & Alonso songs come out! I'd take a ghost goal from Garcia!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 27, 2015
Carragher was criticised by Mourinho earlier this month after the former Liverpool defender highlighted the west London side’s tendency to put pressure on match officials.
However, the retired defender was unfazed by Mourinho’s claims that Carragher has forgotten everything that he did during his career, adding that his job as a pundit means he will inadvertently upset certain individuals.