OFFICIAL: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard joins LA Galaxy

Dipesh Agarwal / 08 January 2015

LA Galaxy have announced the signing of former England captain Steven Gerrard as a Designated Player. Gerrard will join the MLS outfit once his current deal expires with Liverpool in the summer.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy,” said Gerrard.

“The Galaxy are the most successful club in Major League Soccer history and I am looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come. My discussions with Bruce Arena and Chris Klein were extremely positive and the future of the team is very bright. I am committed to helping the LA Galaxy compete for trophies and to having an impact in Los Angeles and I will give my all for the club. In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy.”

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“We’re very pleased to acquire a player of Steven’s caliber, experience and character,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “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.”

Steven Gerrard, last week, announced he’ll be Anfield in the summer after 25 years, 17 seasons, 695 games, scoring 180 goals and winning 10 trophies with his beloved Liverpool. The ultimate “One club man” is finally leaving his boyhood club, not for any other rival club or for oil-rig money. The former England captain will lead his team one final time against Stoke City. Gerrard is all about sheer passion and money has never been an issue for the Liverpool captain. Throughout his glorious Anfield career, Gerrard rejected a host of top clubs including the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Inter and Bayern Munich. After bailing out Liverpool on numerous occasions, Anfield will be miss their favourite son.

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