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Thursday 20 July 2017

Another 'dream comes true'

Joins Liverpool

July 2008

"I've been waiting for this day since I was a kid. I'm a massive fan, so to be sitting here in a Liverpool tracksuit is a dream come true. I love the club and this is the one dream I had still to achieve.

"I am a huge Liverpool fan and the chance to play for them may never come around again. This opportunity is something I couldn't let go. I am at my peak, and aim to kick on."

Rejoins Tottenham

January 2009

"It was a difficult decision to leave Tottenham in the first place and it turned out it was not the right move for me.

"Some Tottenham fans may feel I let them down but I will give this club my all. We have got to get on and fight our way up the Premier League table."

Joins Celtic on loan

January 2010

"The club is massive. I am a Celtic fan and did not have to ask much about it. I always wanted to play for Celtic and it works for all parties.

"I did not want to come here when I was 34 and struggling. I still feel I am in my prime."

Joins West Ham on loan

January 2011

"I am really pleased to have signed and now I just can't wait to start training and playing football.

"I feel as fit as I ever have done in my life and I feel I have plenty left to offer at the highest level for at least the next four or five years."

Joins LA Galaxy

August 2011

"I am delighted, honoured and very excited to be joining the LA Galaxy. I have always wanted to come and play in MLS so it's the perfect combination for me and a dream come true.

"This is a massive opportunity for me in my career.

"I aim to grab it with both hands and hopefully help give the Galaxy fans what they want."

Irish Independent

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