Gerrard leaves LA Galaxy….

Steven Gerrard has left LA Galaxy at the end of his contract, the Major League Soccer side have announced. The former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said he will now be “spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career”. The 36-year-old scored five goals and 14 assists in 34 appearances during his 18 months with LA Galaxy but leaves them after they were knocked out of the play-offs. Gerrard said: “When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup. “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 play-off 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 my team-mates, 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.”

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