Robbie Keane represented both Wolves and Liverpool at opposite ends of his highly-successful career and features in Thursday's official matchday programme.
The Irishman started out at Molineux and spent time at Anfield later in his career, and now reflects on representing both clubs in Thursday’s Foot In Both Camps feature.
A taste of what Keane had to say is below, with the full story available in the 20th programme of the season, available for £3.50 from around Molineux.
You joined a young and exciting Wolves first-team in 1997, how close was that group?
I made good friends at Wolves. Matty Murray, Lee Naylor, Steve Bull, I still speak to Don Goodman, so I’ve still got a lot of friends there. Matty [Murray] is one of my best friends. The club itself is fantastic, I’ll go back now and the welcome I get is fantastic, even when I scored a hat-trick against Wolves for Tottenham. It’s great to see them doing so well.
In 2009 you joined a Liverpool team full of stars, how big of an opportunity was it?
It was great playing with top players. Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, I couldn’t ask for better people. Gerrard’s a good friend of mine. To play in front of the Kop was fantastic and those memories will stick with me for many years. Even when I left and came back with Tottenham against them, I got a great reception, so they’ve always been fantastic to me and there’s nothing like playing at Anfield.
The spells were at opposite ends of your career, what moments stand out from wearing old gold and red?
For Wolves, I’d say probably my debut. It was my first game against Norwich, we won 2- 0 and I scored two. That’s the stand-out. My mum and dad flew over for it, so that was special moment as I’d just turned 17. For Liverpool, it was probably scoring against Arsenal. It was a half-volley from 18 yards, I got a good connection into the top corner, after I’d been hammered all game. That certainly stands out for me.
The full version, as well as interviews with the likes of Conor Coady, Adama Traore and Diogo Jota, is available inside tonight’s programme.