MLS: LA Galaxy signs Liverpool’s legend Steven Gerrard – his interview
The LA Galaxy have signed 34 yo English and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard as a Designated Player
Steven Gerrard’s interview:
“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy. 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.”
LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena :
“We’re very pleased to acquire a player of Steven’s caliber, experience and character. He is one of the most decorated players in the world and will join our team with a wealth of success playing at the highest level of the sport.
Steven will be an excellent example to our young players and we’re excited to add him and his leadership to an already talented roster.”
His career in numbers:
The midfielder joins the Galaxy after leading Liverpool to 10 major trophies over the past 15 years, including the UEFA Champions League (2005), UEFA Cup (2001), UEFA Super Cup (2001, 2005), FA Cup (2001, 2006), FA Community Shield (2006) and League Cup (2001, 2003, 2012). Individually, he has earned honors as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Young Player of the Year (2001), PFA Player of the Year (2006), Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year (2009), PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2001, 2009), PFA Team of the Year (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014), FA England Player of the Year (2007, 2012), UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2005) and FIFA’s Ballon d’Or Bronze Award (2005).