Liverpool legend, English Premier League legend and one of the greats of English football, Steven Gerrard finally announced an end to his illustrious 19 year career. The 36 year old midfielder has been on the Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy roster since 2016. He is currently pursuing his UEFA A coaching license.
Steven Gerrard has been one of the mainstays of EPL and Liverpool for the last 17 years. Out of those 17 years he captained the Liverpool team from 2003 till he left the club in 2015. Immensely respected for his loyalty to Liverpool, he has played an astonishing 710 matches for the Reds, scoring 186 goals and accumulation 92 assists. He is also the most capped English player with 114 matches to his name and 21 quality international goals. He has won a number of accolades including 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, Uefa Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Community Shield.
Steven Gerrard’s presence on the field was always intimidating for the opponents due to his scoring abilities and creating rare moments of magic. His exploits during the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan where Liverpool came back from a 0-3 deficit to win the game is still fresh in the minds of football lovers. Despite never having won the English Premier League title, he is considered one of the, if not the greatest EPL footballer of all time.
Announcing his retirement, Gerrard said, “I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career. I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy. I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool. I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be.”