'Dream come true': 36-year-old opens up on magic of signing for Liverpool
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Mark Gonzalez has opens up on magic of signing for Liverpool

We all wish we had the opportunity to play for Liverpool. Imagine it. It is what we all dream of as a kid. Some are lucky enough to live out our childhood dream. Former Anfield winger Mark Gonzalez has discussed the magic of signing for Liverpool back in 2005.

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Remember Mark Gonzalez?

Back in 2005 there was a sense of excitement and optimism around Anfield.

The Reds had just won their fifth European cup and things were looking up under Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool signed Chilean youngster Mark Gonzalez and fans were buzzing to see him action.

Unfortunately he had to wait until next August for his debut after a work permit issue kept him on the sidelines.

Eventually the winger was moved on to Real Betis in 2007.

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Mark Gonzalez on Liverpool move

Despite only playing 36 times in all competitions for the Reds the wide man remembers his time on Merseyside fondly.

Speaking to LFCTV, Mark Gonzalez discussed how he felt when he joined Liverpool, telling the Extra Time show:

“I was really looking forward to playing for Liverpool from the first moment.

“It was a dream come true…Every day I was talking to myself saying, ‘Do you realise where you are? I mean, Steven Gerrard is your teammate, Carragher is your teammate, Sami Hyypia…’

“Liverpool they had become champions of Europe, it was right after that. So I was like: ‘I’m going to join the best team in the world, now you have to show yourself.’”

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We can more than understand the Chilean’s excitement.

This was a golden time for Liverpool, the Reds had just become champions of Europe and Steven Gerrard was entering the peak of his powers.

The youngster’s Anfield career was hampered by his work permit issues and a move made sense.

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