Liverpool travel to London for the match with Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night (8pm kick off) where they will face another former striker, Djibril Cisse.
Cisse won the European Cup, Super Cup (2005) and FA Cup (2006) while at Liverpool, having been signed for £14m by Gerard Houllier, but the Frenchman had left when the transfer was completed in summer of 2005 when Rafa Benitez arrived at Anfield.
The ‘Lord of the Manor of Frodsham’ made a total of 79 appearances for LFC, scoring 24 goals, and made a miraculous recovery from a broken leg.
Speaking ahead of the game, the enigmatic Frenchman said;
“All my trophies I won with Liverpool, it’s a special club for me, but for an hour and a half, there is no mercy.
“It’s my club to be honest, but when the whistle blows that feeling will disappear.”
“It was difficult to leave Liverpool because it wasn’t my decision. Rafa Benitez told me ‘you’re not in my plans’, so I had to leave.
“I was really sad because I did well in the short time that I played, and I thought I deserved better treatment. But that’s the way it was and I have to accept it.
“I don’t feel like I have a point to prove to Liverpool because the staff has changed, and a lot of players have changed. If it was the same staff, then I definitely would.”
Cisse signed for Mark Hughes’ side from Lazio on the final day of the January transfer window.