Another Premier League legend, Steven Gerrard, quits MLS

Another ex-England skippers and Premier League legends has quit America’s Major League Soccer (MLS).

First, it was former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, who confirmed his departure on Monday from New York City FC at the end of the year.

Barely 24 hours after, his long-time teammate in the Three Lions, Steven Gerrard, has followed suit quitting LA Galaxy less than 18 months after his famous move.

Gerrard, 36, just like Lampard, is considered one of the best midfielders of his generation – appearing over 500 times for Liverpool.

He scored five goals in 34 appearances in America but generally his time in California has not been viewed as particularly successful.

“When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup,” he said.

“I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight playoff appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch.

“I would also like to thank my team-mates, the coaching staff, all of the support staff and most importantly the fans for their fantastic support during my time at Galaxy; I am excited to see this league and this great club continue to grow.

“I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career.”