Garcia looks for pre-season

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Luis Garcia aims to be 100 per cent fit in time for pre-season.

The Liverpool midfielder damaged knee ligaments early in January, which brought his season to a premature end.

Garcia is now well into his rehabilitation and he is more than hopeful of a full recovery.

"My objective is to be perfect for pre-season," he told Radio Marca.

Garcia is obviously annoyed at missing out on the remainder of Liverpool's season - but he feels The Reds could repeat their success of 2005 when they captured the UEFA Champions League crown.

"This year something special could happen in the Champions League," he added.

Garcia also remains unfazed by the constant speculation linking boss Rafa Benitez with a return to Spain with Real Madrid.

"The press said a year ago he would be leaving, but Benitez came and said to us that should he leave we would be first to know," he said.

"But I believe he likes it a lot here."