In a piece of news that has come as something of a shocker Liverpool’s almost legendary captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly set to leave his club for MLS at the end of this season, with La Galaxy amongst the running for his signature.
At 34 years of age Gerrard certainly isn’t the player that he used to be. The passing is still crisp and many clubs in the English league would still happily take him on. But his energy levels have dropped this season and he isn’t the dominant, box to box force of old.
But with such strong ties to Liverpool, the club where he has spent his entire career, Gerrard perhaps feels that a move abroad is the only viable option.
Historically accurate British media outlet, The BBC, reckons that Gerrard will pack his bags to move stateside when this season is over:
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Gerrard, 34, became free to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas team on Thursday and is believed to be wanted by clubs in the United States.
Gerrard was close to moving to Chelsea a few years back but decided that it would be too much of a wrench to leave his boyhood club. Having won virtually every trophy available at club level it looks as if the big one, The Premier League, title will not be counted amongst his list of achievements when he finally leaves the club. Liverpool came so close to winning the league for the first time in 25 years last season. But, ironically, Steven Gerrard’s slip in a match against Chelsea gifted them a goal and effectively ended Liverpool’s title charge.
Gerrard has won 114 caps for England, scoring 21 goals, and has made 697 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 180 goals from the midfield.