Former England International and Liverpool Legend, Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from football.
36-year-old, Steven Gerrard played over 700 matches for the Reds, over 500 in the English premier league scoring over 100 premier league goals for the Reds.
After making his debut for Liverpool in 1998 under Gerard Houllier in a match against Blackburn Rovers, Gerrard was made Liverpool captain by the same coach, Gerard Houllier in 2003 and led the side to the Champions League title in 2005, scoring the Reds’ first goal as they recovered from being 3-0 down at half-time to beat the Italian giants AC Milan on penalties in the 2005 Uefa Champions League final in Istanbul.
In 2015, he left Liverpool for LA Galaxy where he played 36 games and scored 5 goals.
He was able to help Liverpool win two FA Cups, three League Cups, a Uefa Cup and a Uefa Super Cup, Uefa Champions league.
In his International career, he made 114 appearances for the Three lions, captaining the Three lions at three major tournaments and scored 21 goals.
In 2015, 10 years on from the famous win in Istanbul, Liverpool fans voted Gerrard the best player in the club’s history.
Explaining his decision to retire from football he said
“I can’t do what I used to do again, and I just have to bid farewell to the game of football and I want to thank all the people who were part of my success while playing for Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy,”
On what’s next Steven Gerrard who has being linked with a job in management at MK Dons said he will take time to consider his options before making an announcement on the next stage of his career “very soon”, adding: “I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be.”