Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard has revealed he will leave the club at the end of the season. The 34-year-old told BBC Sport that this was the toughest decision of his life.
“This has been the toughest decision of my life, one both me and my family have agonised over for a good deal of time,” said the ex-England midfielder.”
Gerrard will depart from the Merseyside club at the end of the season, but has revealed he will continue to play, however, it will not be in the Premier League.
Linked to a move to MLS in the US, Gerrard added,”I won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool – that is something I could never contemplate.
“My decision is completely based on my wish to experience something different in my career and life and I also want to make sure that I have no regrets when my playing career is eventually over.
“From now until the last kick of the last game of the season, I will be as fully committed to the team as I ever have been and giving everything I have to help Liverpool win games.”
Dubbed as the “Liverpool Legend”, Gerrard has been a sensational professional for his boyhood club and manager, Brendan Rodgers says he has run out of superlatives to describe the midfielder.
Rodgers said, “It is almost an impossible task to find the words to appropriately sum up Steven Gerrard and his importance to Liverpool.
“This is an era where the word ‘legend’ is vastly overused, but in his case it actually doesn’t do him justice.”
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By Oliver Baines | January 2nd, 2015