Javier Mascherano has hailed his impending move to Primera Liga giants Barcelona as a dream come true.
The Argentina international is close to completing a switch to Camp Nou, after months of incessant transfer speculation.
His future at Liverpool has been a topic of discussion throughout the summer transfer window, with it becoming increasingly apparent that he no longer wanted to be on Merseyside.
The combative midfielder has now got his wish, with an £18million bid having been accepted by Liverpool.
Mascherano is set to undergo a medical in Catalunya on Monday before penning a four-year contract.
The 26-year-old told Barca TV: "The truth is it's a dream, it's a great joy and a reason to be proud for me and my family because of what it all means, for everything they've achieved in the last few years.
"As well as being a great team they are also a great group of people. Hopefully things will go well from the start."
He added: "I'll give the same as I always have for all the teams I've played for; sacrifice, desire and I will try to do things as well as possible and help all the time.
"It's a great club with great players and I will try to adapt as quickly as possible."