Former England and Liverpool football club captain, Steven Gerrard, has officially announced his retirement from professional football.
Gerrard served as Liverpool’s longest ever captain, and featured 710 times for the Reds, winning eight major trophies before joining MLS side, LA Galaxy in 2015.
Steven Gerrard is England’s fourth most-capped player with 114 appearances under his belt. He also captained the three lions in three of the six major tournaments he played in.
”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.”
“As a teenager, I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool. When I made my debut against Blackburn Rovers in 1998, I could never have imagined what would follow.’‘
Steven Gerrard’s most famous moment in a Liverpool shirt came in 2005 when he inspired a comeback against AC Milan to win the coveted Champions League.
The 36-year-old has now decided to hang his boots following LA Galaxy’s defeat in the MLS play-offs earlier this month.
Steven Gerrard will be looking to transition into management as he is working towards getting his UEFA coaching license.
He said he has had a few offers already specifically MK Dons, but however, admitted that the role had come too soon.
“I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be. I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.”