Steven Gerrard Joining LA Galaxy After Liverpool Career Ends

Updated: 07 January 2015 21:14 IST

Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed Steven Gerrard as a designated-player signing on an 18-month deal in an edition of the Los Angeles Times.

Steven Gerrard Joining LA Galaxy After Liverpool Career Ends
Steven Gerrard has said that he would have stayed with Liverpool if he was offered a new contract. © AFP

Steven Gerrard will join the Los Angeles Galaxy in July after completing his illustrious career with boyhood team Liverpool. (Related: Would've stayed if was offered a new contract, says Gerrard)

The 34-year-old midfielder announced last week he was leaving Liverpool after the English Premier League season to move to Major League Soccer. (Also read: Steven Gerrard set for 'Hollywood' farewell)

The Galaxy confirmed Gerrard as a designated-player signing on an 18-month deal in Wednesday's editions of the Los Angeles Times.

Gerrard told the paper that "one of the reasons I chose LA Galaxy was because of the success they've had recently."

The Galaxy won the MLS Cup for the third time in four years in December.

Galaxy President Chris Klein told the LA Times that "Gerrard is the perfect fit with what he brings to us on the field and the character that he has off it."

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