Continuing our where are they now series, today we look at the life and career of former Guinean forward Titi Camara.
Born in Conkary, Guinea, Titi Camara spent his early career in France starting with Saint Etienne and culminating with a move to Marseille who he helped take to the UEFA Cup final in 1999 where he came on as second half substitute in a game that Marseille would go on to lose 3-0 to Parma.
It was after this that Gerard Houllier would bring him to Anfield for a fee of £2.5m to lineup besides Robbie Fowler, things got off to a great start for Camara who scored on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday, he is probably best remembered for playing against Westham United even though his father had died the night before, he would go on to score the winning goal and drop to his knees in tears.
That would be the first and only season at Anfield for Camara as in December 2000 he would fall out with manager Gerard Houllier and hand in a transfer request which was granted, He later would go on to say how much he regretted leaving Liverpool.
“At Liverpool, I was lucky enough to be playing for a great club, but unfortunately things didn’t go well with Gerard Houllier.
“I would have liked to have continued my career there, but that’s football, that’s destiny.
“The memories I have from Anfield will stay with me right until my final days,”
He may have only been at the club for a season however his goals and broad smile insured that he would taken into the hearts by the Kop faithful so much so that he even made the 100 players Who Shook The Kop list.
Camara would stay in England for another three seasons as a bit part player for WestHam united before moving to Qatar where he would score 14 goals in only 20 games for Al-Siliya, he would finish his playing career back where it all started in France with Amiens.
He had a short stint in management as he took charge of his national team Guinea for three months and even had a spell in politics spending 2 years as Guinea’s sports minister.
So where is he now ?
He is currently the president of Racing Club academy in Guinea and can often been found on Twitter supporting Liverpool and trolling Everton fans.