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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Mark Gonzalez
Date of Birth: 10/07/1982
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Debut: 9th August 2006 v Maccabi Haifa (h) Champions
League qualifier: Won 2-1
1st team games: 36
1st team goals: 3
Other clubs: Universidad Catolica Santiago, Albacete. Real Sociedad.
Honours with Liverpool: Community Shield 2006


Winger Mark Gonzalez made an instant impression on his Liverpool debut when he came off the bench to score the winning goal in the Champions League qualifier against Maccabi Haifa in August 2006.

The goal turned out to be a vital one in the end because it was the winning strike in a 2-1 success at Anfield, and a 3-2 aggregate victory for Rafael Benitez's side overall on the road to Athens.

The Chile international's arrival at Liverpool was actually delayed by one year. Rafael Benitez wanted to sign him for the start of the 2005/2006 season but his work permit was initially denied. The player then spent the campaign on loan at Real Sociedad before getting the green light to move to Anfield in the summer of 2006.

A left winger with pace to burn, Gonzalez had an injury hit solitary season at Anfield and at times found it hard to adapt to the physical side of the English game. He did score on his first Premiership start for the Reds against Tottenham at the Kop end, and then went on to be an unused substitute for the Champions League final in Athens.

Gonzalez returned to Spain and signed for Real Betis in July 2007.

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