Emile Heskey delighted to make return to Anfield with Bolton in FA Cup

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The FA Cup draw means Heskey could line up against his former club in Bolton's colours.

Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey is relishing the prospect of returning to his former club with Bolton Wanderers with the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup pairing the two sides together towards the end of January at Anfield.

Heskey spent four years on Merseyside playing for the Reds under Gerard Houllier, where he was part of the side that won the cup treble in 2001, the League Cup in 2003 and finished second in the Premier League in 2002.

The Reds had the best years of Heskey. Having bought him from Leicester City for a fee of £11 million and scored 60 goals from 223 games for the club.

He's quoted by the Liverpool website clearly delighted with the news, saying: "It was great, wonderful. Who would have thought that at 37, I'd be going back to Anfield and having the opportunity to play again?

"The fans were absolutely magnificent to me for the years that I was there. I've got nothing but fond memories."

Heskey has already found the net for his new club when he came off the bench to score one and set up the other goal in the 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers. 

Though he may not be at his best now, he can be a threat to the Liverpool back line given the frailties that have been on show for the past couple of years, especially from set-pieces and crosses.

Liverpool academy product Jay Spearing is also part of the Bolton side that could feature for Neil Lennon's team having left in the summer of 2012 as the duo will look to cause an upset.

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