English Premiership

Gerrard linked to Reds return after Galaxy exit

2016-11-16 16:51
Steven Gerrard.(Getty Images)

Liverpool - Steven Gerrard has played his last game for Los Angeles Galaxy the Major League Soccer club have confirmed.

A brief statement on the club's website read: "Gerrard departs from LA following the conclusion of his contract in Major League Soccer. 

"Since joining the team in July of 2015, Gerrard tallied five goals and 14 assists in 34 appearances during his 18 months with the club."

The 36-year-old former Liverpool and England midfielder also posted an open letter to the club's fans where he expressed his thanks for his short time spent at the club.

He wrote: "Over the last year and a half, it has been a privilege to represent the LA Galaxy and play in front of this club’s great fans.

"When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the LA Galaxy lift another MLS Cup. I am very disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight playoff appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch.

"I have loved every minute of my time in the States and playing for the LA Galaxy. I am excited to see this league and this great club continue to grow."

Galaxy had hoped to sign Gerrard for one more season but he made the decision to leave after the MLS play-off shoot-out defeat to the Colorado Rapids last week.

He is now expected to return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity. Liverpool declared on Gerrard's departure that the door would always remain open to him to return to the club in some capacity.

Jurgen Klopp's side sit at the summit of the English Premiership with eleven games played and next travel to St Mary's stadium where they face Southampton.

Kickoff is at 1700.

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