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USA: Gerrard ready for success at L.A. Galaxy01:29

USA: Gerrard ready for success at L.A. Galaxy

United States, Los Angeles
July 8, 2015 at 23:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

English football star Steven Gerrard declared that he has joined L.A. Galaxy to win and “anyone who thinks I’m coming here for a holiday and my last paycheck, they’ll be proved wrong very soon,” in a press conference in Los Angeles, Tuesday. Gerrard, flanked by his new manager Bruce Arena, revealed that the reason he joined the Galaxy over offers from Europe, was to avoid playing his former club Liverpool; a club which will “always be in my heart,” according to the footballer.

Bruce Arena told the press how “we’re very fortunate that Steven chose the L.A. Galaxy and I think he’s going to be a great fit.”

Earlier in the day 35-year-old Gerrard was welcomed by former Liverpool player Robbie Keane, who is now striker and captain of LA Galaxy and was named most valuable player of the Major League Soccer in 2014.

Gerrard played 17 seasons for English club FC Liverpool, with most of that time spent as captain, earned him the nickname "captain fantastic". He is slated to earn $6 million ($5.45 million) annually for the 18-month duration of his Designated Player deal with LA Galaxy, according to ESPN FC and Washington Post. His first appearance with the LA Galaxy will take place this week on July 11th against Club America.

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English football star Steven Gerrard declared that he has joined L.A. Galaxy to win and “anyone who thinks I’m coming here for a holiday and my last paycheck, they’ll be proved wrong very soon,” in a press conference in Los Angeles, Tuesday. Gerrard, flanked by his new manager Bruce Arena, revealed that the reason he joined the Galaxy over offers from Europe, was to avoid playing his former club Liverpool; a club which will “always be in my heart,” according to the footballer.

Bruce Arena told the press how “we’re very fortunate that Steven chose the L.A. Galaxy and I think he’s going to be a great fit.”

Earlier in the day 35-year-old Gerrard was welcomed by former Liverpool player Robbie Keane, who is now striker and captain of LA Galaxy and was named most valuable player of the Major League Soccer in 2014.

Gerrard played 17 seasons for English club FC Liverpool, with most of that time spent as captain, earned him the nickname "captain fantastic". He is slated to earn $6 million ($5.45 million) annually for the 18-month duration of his Designated Player deal with LA Galaxy, according to ESPN FC and Washington Post. His first appearance with the LA Galaxy will take place this week on July 11th against Club America.

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