Former Liverpool winger Mark Gonzalez is recovering in his native Chile after suffering a heart attack.
Gonzalez's wife, Maura Rivera broke the news of the 36-year-old's "frightening" health scare on her Instagram account.
Gonzalez is best known for his short spell at Liverpool, where he joined in October 2005 and scored two goals in 25 appearances.
The Anfield club sent their best wishes to the Chilean on Friday afternoon.
We’re sending all of our best wishes to former Red, Mark González, who is recovering after suffering a heart attack.
Everyone at the Reds wishes you a quick recovery, Mark 🔴 pic.twitter.com/JuPs85vwtq
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 12, 2021
Gonzalez’s wife Maura Rivera shared her thoughts and explained the situation on Instagram.
“The love of my life, my soul mate, what a shock you have given me. The past few nights have been terrible. Days filled with uncertainty, it’s been really frightening.
“I am writing this as you are still here with us and a little better — and because in many ways, the fact that you are still here with us, makes us cherish every moment we have together, family and above all, life itself.
“It’s amazing how everything can change from one moment to the next. Life can surprise us and test us, instill fear, but with faith, strength and hope, we can come out of all of the bad moments. I want you to be with me forever, Mark.”
While Gonzalez is best known for his time at Liverpool, he only spent one season on Merseyside before joining Real Betis.
Gonzalez stayed in Seville for two years before joining CSKA Moscow. He returned to Chile in 2014 to join Universidad Catolica. He also represented Sport Recife, Colo-Colo and Magallanes before retiring.
All in all, Gonzalez was capped 56 times by the Chile national team, scoring six times for his country and representing them at two World Cups and also part of their 2016 Copa America-winning side.