The captain will be leaving Anfield.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has announced that he will be leaving his boyhood club when his contract expires this summer and already three MLS sides are after his signature, reports CaughtOffside.
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Despite being open to extending his current deal at Anfield the club’s hierarchy were not prepared to meet Gerrard’s wage demands or the length of contract the midfielder wanted.
It means that 18 years after first breaking into the Reds first team the 34-year-old will leave Merseyside and probably head across the Atlantic to the USA.
David Beckham’s former side LA Galaxy are leading the way for Gerrard currently, although there are two further unnamed MLS sides also in the hunt for such a high profile name.
Many former Premier League stars have headed to the US in the latter stages of their career, with Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane and more recently Frank Lampard – as well as Beckham of course – playing in the fast growing league.
Gerrard’s form for the Merseysiders has come under serious scrutiny in recent times and manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to look to the future now that the skipper has made his decision.