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Last Updated: Tuesday July 29 2008 11:00 GMT

Keane signs 20.3m Liverpool deal

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and Robbie Keane

Liverpool's newest signing Robbie Keane has said getting a chance to play for the club is like a dream come true.

The former Tottenham striker has signed a four-year deal worth a whopping 20.3m to play for the Reds.

"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," he said.

"I am so grateful just to be here. I love the club and this is the one dream I had still to achieve."

Some Tottenham bosses and fans weren't happy to see Keane go, but the 28-year-old said it was too good an opportunity to miss.

"The reasons I left Spurs are that 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 an age now when I believe I am at my peak, and aim to kick on."