• Wenger on Gerrard: I thought he would play until 40

    Wenger on Gerrard: I thought he would play until 40

    Arsene Wenger admits he was a “bit surprised” to see Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard retire from football so early.

    The former England international announced his retirement on Thursday following a distinguished career in which he won a Champions League, a UEFA Cup, three League Cups and two FA Cups.

    Wenger believes Gerrard had the ability to play on until he was 40 and couldn’t hide his admiration of the ex-midfielder following his latest announcement.

    “For me, he was a huge player,” Wenger said […]

  • Gerrard is nothing and I told him so’ – Diouf hits out a Liverpool legend again

    Gerrard is nothing and I told him so’ – Diouf hits out a Liverpool legend again

    The former Reds striker has previously hit out at the 36-year-old, claiming Mario Balotelli’s struggles at Anfield were down to jealously from the former captain.

    El Hadji Diouf again slammed former team-mate Steven Gerrard after the Liverpool great confirmed his retirement.

    The 36-year-old Champions League and FA Cup winner announced on Thursday he was retiring from professional football.

    Diouf, who spent two seasons at Liverpool and has criticised Gerrard previously, took aim at the former midfielder again.

    “When I arrived, I showed him that […]

  • Klopp: Liverpool’s door always open to Gerrard

    Klopp: Liverpool’s door always open to Gerrard

    The Anfield legend has decided to hang up his boots, but is looking to go into coaching and would be more than welcome back at his former club.

    Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can help if Steven Gerrard wants to pursue a career in coaching after announcing his retirement.

    Gerrard confirmed on Thursday that he is hanging up his boots after opting not to extend his stay at MLS franchise LA Galaxy.

    The 36-year-old has already spoken of his interest in management, although he […]

  • Gerrard in advanced talks with Liverpool

    Gerrard in advanced talks with Liverpool

    Whatever decision the 36-year-old makes on his future in the short-term, it is apparent his eventual stop will be to serve the Reds again.

    Steven Gerrard has enjoyed productive talks with Liverpool over a coaching position, but has made it clear he wants a meaningful role rather than a symbolic one.

    The 36-year-old has discussed the possibility of helping shape the club’s future generation with Academy director Alex Inglethorpe, with the dialogue at an advanced stage.

    Liverpool’s former captain wants any role to […]

  • OFFICIAL: LA Galaxy confirm Gerrard exit

    OFFICIAL: LA Galaxy confirm Gerrard exit

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

    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 […]

  • Ashley Cole apologises to Steven Gerrard after LA Galaxy shootout loss

    Ashley Cole apologises to Steven Gerrard after LA Galaxy shootout loss

    Ashley Cole has apologised to Steven Gerrard after he was one of two LA Galaxy players to be denied by Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard in a Major League Soccer playoffs shootout.

    Former Chelsea and England defender Cole saw his spot-kick stopped by Howard — with Gerrard having scored in the shootout — as Galaxy saw their season come to an early end after a 1-1 aggregate draw and a 3-1 loss on penalties.

    Cole wrote on Instagram: “Back to LA sad, […]

  • Gerrard career could be over after penalty heartache

    Gerrard career could be over after penalty heartache

    Steven Gerrard’s playing career could be over after the LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup hopes were ended by the Colorado Rapids on Sunday.

    Gerrard scored in the penalty shoot-out which decided the match after the tie finished 1-1 on aggregate, but his was the only successful Galaxy spot-kick and the Rapids won it 3-1.

    Shkelzen Gashi scored for Colorado in the 36th minute and it finished 1-0 after extra-time.

    Former Tottenham man Giovanni dos Santos missed a penalty for the Galaxy while Ashley Cole […]

  • Steven Gerrard unlikely to return to Liverpool, and this is why

    Steven Gerrard unlikely to return to Liverpool, and this is why

    Some Liverpool fans were rather excited to see Steven Gerrard posting what looked very much like a farewell message to his current club LA Galaxy on Instagram.

    However, Reds supporters will be disappointed to hear that things look to have been taken horribly out of context, with many on this side of the pond unaware of the MLS side hosting a fan appreciation night.

    A number of Galaxy players took to social media to post similar messages, so think how some of […]

  • Gerrard, Pires, Okocha among stars for 6-a-side tournament

    Gerrard, Pires, Okocha among stars for 6-a-side tournament

    Steven Gerrard, Robert Pires and Jay-Jay Okocha are among the star names lined up for a six-a-side international tournament to be launched in London next summer.

    Star Sixes, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from July 13-16 next year, will feature Brazil, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, England, Portugal, Australia, Nigeria, Netherlands and China.

    Carles Puyol, Michael Ballack and Deco have also been confirmed for the tournament, which organisers said would be made up entirely of “recently retired fully capped […]

  • ‘Jealous’ Steven Gerrard stopped Mario Balotelli from being a success at Liverpool, claims Diouf

    ‘Jealous’ Steven Gerrard stopped Mario Balotelli from being a success at Liverpool, claims Diouf

    Steven Gerrard is a jealous man who prevented Mario Balotelli from being a success at Liverpool, according to El-Hadji Diouf.

    The Italian was signed by Brendan Rodgers in a £16 million deal in 2014 but spent just one season at Anfield before returning to AC Milan on loan.

    Balotelli permanently left Liverpool this summer by moving to Nice on a free transfer and scored twice during his debut for the Ligue 1 side on Sunday.

    And Diouf, who has previously branded Gerrard an […]

  • Steven Gerrard admits he copied Zinedine Zidane growing up

    Steven Gerrard admits he copied Zinedine Zidane growing up

    Steven Gerrard admitted he based his game on Zinedine Zidane as a child, before joking that Leicester City are “cr*p” in a light-hearted interview with a young LA Galaxy fan.

    The former Liverpool captain was driving in a ride-along video for Galaxy while the youngster posed a series of questions to the 36-year-old.

    When asked about his boyhood hero, Gerrard said: “When I was your size, Zidane was the best player in the world so I used to try and copy him […]