Former Liverpool star Luis Garcia will make his debut for Central Coast this weekend against Western Sydney Wanderers.

The UEFA Champions League winner joined the Mariners last week and will be the club's marquee player for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

“He's been very active,” Coach Tony Walmsley told FourFourTwo.

“He had an injury, that's the only reason why (he hasn't been playing) but he's in incredible condition. He's not really that old, he's 37.

“And the type of player he is, the type of player that gets in the pockets and plays smart, we're not going to be asking him to be running him box-to-box.

“We're going to be asking him to make a smart contribution on the pitch and then at training giving everything to the likes of Liam Rose and the other young boys in the team.”

The Mariners are currently on the bottom of the A-League table with just two wins from 15 games.