The 34 year old Liverpool Legend’s decision to leave his boyhood club at the end of his contract and move to the Major league soccer side L.A galaxcy has come as a shock to the followers of football around the world, especially to the Liverpool fans.
Goalie365 understands that his emotional detachment with the club this season is probably the reason why he chose to move to the American league.
"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States, "The Galaxy are the most successful club in MLS history and I'm looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come". The skipper revealed.
He further added, "One of the reasons I chose them was because of the success they've had recently. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection".
On the other side the us major league has been very keen and excited about the transition
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said: “We’re very pleased to acquire a player of Steven’s caliber, experience and character. He is one of the most decorated players in the world and will join our team with a wealth of success playing at the highest level of the sport. Steven will be an excellent example to our young players and we’re excited to add him and his leadership to an already talented roster.” He added.
Chris Klein, the president of the Los Angeles club, also called the England midfielder as the "the perfect fit" for their team.
However Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that the club did all they could to keep captain Steven Gerrard at Anfield. Rodgers has also hinted on the skippers possible return to Anfield one day in a non playing capacity probably as a coach as he believes that Gerrard still has a lot to offer to the club. "I always say that if you want to move into coaching or management, take two or three years to really get your eye in on it, because it's not something that you can just click your fingers and walk into - it's a pressure situation. "You see coaches coming in on the back of managers, learning the ropes and then maybe one day moving on in that field."
"For Steven, that would be a great opportunity for him to do that, but time will tell if that's something that he's really interested in." He added.
Some of his achievements at Anfield :-
1. UEFA Champions League 2005.
2. UEFA Cup 2001.
3. UEFA Super Cup 2001, 2005.
4. FA Cup 2001, 2006.
5. Football League Cup 2001, 2003, 2012.
6. FA Community Shield 2006.
The Sikipper has followed the footsteps of David Beckham to join LA Galaxy at the end of the season
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