Done Deal: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy

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LA Galaxy coach, Bruce Arena has confirmed that the Liverpool captain will join the club in July.

The Reds midfielder is out of contract in the summer and has decided to move to theUnited States in search of a new adventure.

“Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available,” Arena confirmed.

“He’s a player of quality. I’m not concerned about how he’s going to fit in with our team.

“We have a club now with a proven history of success. All those things go hand in hand in making LA Galaxy a very attractive team for players such as Steven Gerrard.”

Galaxy president Chris Klein described the Liverpool midfielder as “the perfect fit” for Galaxy.

“We just started thinking in the universe of players that are out there, we want to make a decision on what signifies a Galaxy-designated player.

“When we look at that, Steven Gerrard is the perfect fit with what he brings to us on the field and the character that he has off it.”

Speaking to the club website, Gerrard confirmed the move.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy,” said Gerrard. “The Galaxy are the most successful club in Major League Soccer history and I am looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come.

“My discussions with Bruce Arena and Chris Klein were extremely positive and the future of the team is very bright. I am committed to helping the LA Galaxy compete for trophies and to having an impact in Los Angeles and I will give my all for the club.

“In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy”, he said.


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