LA Galaxy announce signing of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 7, 2015
LA Galaxy have officially confirmed that Steven Gerrard will join them this summer.
The 34-year-old Liverpool skipper will move to Major League Soccer in July after his contract with the Reds expires.
The news was unofficially broken by Galaxy coach Bruce Arena earlier today and has now been confirmed by the club’s official website.
A statement read: “The LA Galaxy have signed English midfielder Steven Gerrard as a Designated Player, the club announced Wednesday.
“Gerrard is scheduled to join the Galaxy’s roster during Major League’s Soccer summer transfer window in July following Liverpool’s season in England’s Barclays Premier League, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).”
Gerrard said: “I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy.
“The Galaxy are the most successful club in Major League Soccer history and I am looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come.
“My discussions with Bruce Arena and Chris Klein were extremely positive and the future of the team is very bright. I am committed to helping the LA Galaxy compete for trophies and to having an impact in Los Angeles and I will give my all for the club.
“In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy.”