OFFICIAL: LA Galaxy confirm Gerrard exit

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LA Galaxy have confirmed that Steven Gerrard will leave the club after a year in the MLS with the American side.

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Rumours have been increasing that the Liverpool legend was set to call time on his stint in America and Galaxy announced their midfielder’s departure on Tuesday.

Gerrard joined Galaxy in June 2015 to play for only the second club in his career after coming through the Liverpool youth ranks, but revealed he has yet to make up his mind about what is next.

‘When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup,’ said Gerrard.

‘I am of course 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.

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‘As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy.

He added:’I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career.’

Gerrard also confirmed the news on his Instagram page and Galaxy have shared the below open letter to the fans.

Gerrard’s open letter to Galaxy fans

LA Galaxy Supporters –

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.

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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.

As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy. I would like to thank Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity. I would also like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff, the team staff and each and every supporter for their support since I arrived at this club.

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To the Galaxy fans at StubHub Center, it has been an honor to play in front of you. From my debut against San Jose to my final match in Colorado, you have shown me amazing support and I will never forget that. I am excited to continue to support the Galaxy going forward and I look forward to seeing you all again in Los Angeles soon.

Los Angeles will always have a special place in my heart. As I depart, I want to thank everyone at the club for making my time here so memorable for me and my family.

Thank you and go Galaxy.

–Steven Gerrard

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