Liverpool signing Keane: I can be new Aldo

Keane was still at primary school the last time Liverpool lifted the league crown in 1990. And after completing his £20.3million move from Spurs, the Irishman vowed to play his part in ending that title drought.

He said: "I don't really remember that last title win, I was too young but now I hope I can contribute as part of the team that finally wins the league crown again.

"All my older brothers and the rest of the family are all mad-keen Liverpool fans and always talk about the great days of the past.

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"Now I have fulfilled my own dream of joining the club, I believe we can seriously challenge for the title.

"This club has stature, great players and tradition. There is no reason we cannot finally win the title again."

Keane, though, admits that even turning out in the club's colours will be an honour.

"Back home in Dublin all us kids every wanted was Liverpool track-suits and jerseys at Christmas.

"Now at least I can get them for free at last! I can hardly believe I am sitting here now actually wearing a Liverpool track-suit for real."

Keane, the Republic of Ireland's record goal-scorer, is relishing joining a long line of Irish stars at Anfield.

He said: "It is good to follow a line of great Irish players at the club. John Aldridge was the last Irish striker here and he is a great pal of mine, he has always said he wanted to see me at Liverpool and now it has happened.

"He was a fantastic striker. And he has the respect of the people in Liverpool, if I can do as well as him I will be very pleased."

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