Steven Gerrard has told Los Angeles Galaxy that he isn't going to the United States just to laze on the beach when he quits Liverpool and moves to Major League Soccer (MLS) this summer.
The 34-year-old midfielder is already looking to the future and insists that he is joining the five-time MLS champions to help them win more trophies rather than soak up the sunshine in California, reports dailymail.co.uk. (Also read: I wanted to stay at Liverpool, says Gerrard)
"Football is my life and will continue to be for a couple of years. I'm not going over there for a holiday or to enjoy myself. I'm going over there to win, and if I win and play well, then my life becomes more enjoyable," Gerrard said Wednesday.
"I still feel like a player. I still feel like I can perform for a number of years, so I want to go to a club with a winning mentality - a team that is used to winning but also a team that's got people that want to win in the future," the former England captain added.
"That's what I want. That's how I want to finish my career, so they are the reasons I chose LA Galaxy."
Gerrard admitted, however, that the lure of life in Los Angeles played a big part when it came to choosing the right move for his wife Alex and their three young daughters after so long on Merseyside.