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Steven Gerrard To Depart From LA Galaxy

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Former Liverpool and England International Steven Gerrard will depart from LA Galaxy

Los Angeles, California – Former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard will not return to the LA Galaxy for the 2017 MLS Season, the club has announced.

The 36-year-old joined Galaxy in 2015 and scored five goals in 34 appearances during two seasons in the MLS, but his contract will expire next month.

“I am looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career,” said Gerrard.

“When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup,” said Steven 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. 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, all of the support staff and most importantly the fans for their fantastic support during my time at Galaxy; I am excited to see this league and this great club continue to grow. I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career.”

Galaxy lost in the MLS play-offs to Colorado Rapids on 6 November.