Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has officially announced his retirement from his playing career in an exclusive interview with BT Sport.
Gerrard, who had a brief stint at MLS side LA Galaxy, has chosen not to extend his playing career, fuelling speculation of a coaching role in his boyhood club at Liverpool.
Prior to his move to Los Angeles, Gerrard spent his entire career in Liverpool having risen up the ranks since he was a boy at the academy.
Besides winning the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, Gerrard won 114 caps for England and captained his country in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
In a statement, Gerrard said, “I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy.”
According to reports, Gerrard is expected to take up a role as part of Liverpool’s academy setup. The 36-year-old recently turned down the opportunity to manage MK Dons in the EFL League One.
“I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be,” Gerrard added.
“I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.”