After spending 17 long years at Liverpool, Steven Gerrard will now be plying his trade across the Atlantic in Los Angeles. The tireless soldier of the Reds' army, the only footballer to have scored a goal in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final, will bid farewell to the Merseyside team at the end of the 2014-15 English Premier League season.
LA Galaxy's President Chris Klein is very excited with the prospect of Stevie G signing up for Los Galacticos. Klein said "Steven Gerrard is a world-wide name. He fits the profile of the success that we have had over the past five or six years." One of Galaxy's biggest fan & basketball legend Kobe Bryant feels Gerrard's arrival will hopefully bring more trophies to the MLS Club. The LA Lakers' shooting guard said "I'm looking forward to getting out there and watching Gerrard do his thing. I've been a fan of his for a very, very long time, and also a fan of his versatility, aggressiveness and leadership." (Also read: Steven Gerrard targets trophies at LA Galaxy)
The sun-kissed turfs in Hollywood await Stevie G, but the mood in Merseyside is gloomy. For Liverpool to find a replacement for Gerrard, who represented them 696 times and scored 182 goals will be tough. Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler says that it will be surreal to see Gerrard in another shirt than a Liverpool one. "He has been a fantastic player for Liverpool, to be honest he has carried Liverpool for years and years. It will be a very sad day when he goes", said Fowler.
Gerrard is going to American shores on a 18 month contract with a hefty 50% pay cut and has promised never to play for another English club apart from Liverpool.