Liverpool FC have confirmed on Saturday morning that Steven Gerrard will be moving across the Atlantic to play in the MLS once his contract expires in June. The only question remaining is with which club will he sign?
Many speculations surrounded Gerrard’s future after announcing he will be leaving Liverpool upon the expiration of his contract. However, while speaking to Liverpool’s official television station earlier today, he confirmed that he would be travelling to the MLS.
“I can tell the supporters at the moment that it will be America,” he confirmed.
“I’ll be going to play in America. But I’m not over the line with any team just yet.
“I’m close and as soon as I know, I’ll make the announcement, I’ll do the bits and bobs that I need to do.
“Then we try to go and win a trophy and forget about Steven Gerrard for a bit.”
It is widely assumed that the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Redbulls are competing to bring the star player to their franchise. With Thierry Henry announcing his retirement from soccer after the 2014 season, the Redbulls will look to bring in the Englishman to help alleviate the hole that will be left with Henry’s absence.
Steven Gerrard hopes to return to Liverpool in the future, however. Being a part of the Liverpool organization since the age of nine years old, he wishes to continue his history with the club as a coach of some capacity.
“I think that’s more in hope – I’ll only come back and serve the club if I feel as if I can help,” Gerrard added.
“I’ll always be a fan, of course, no matter what happens in the future. But I think that’s something I’ll have to consider.
“I think when you’ve been part of a club like this for so long and you’ve contributed in the way I’ve tried to, I’d always want that to stay the same in the future.
“I wouldn’t like to come back just to be Steven Gerrard the player and just be around. I’d like to help in whatever capacity that may be.
“If I sit down with the people who are running the club at that time and they see a role for me where I can help the team or help young kids to become players, of course I will consider it because, as you say, it’s been such a big part of my life.”