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Steven Gerrard exits LA Galaxy

Press Association logoPress Association 15/11/2016

Steven Gerrard admits his Los Angeles career has left him with mixed emotions after the club confirmed he would not be offered a new contract.

The midfielder's 18-month deal with the Major League Soccer side came to an end following their elimination from the post-season playoffs.

Gerrard scored five goals in 34 appearances but generally his time in California has not been viewed as particularly successful and the 36-year-old tends to agree.

"When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup," Gerrard 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.

"As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy.

"I would like to thank Mr Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity.

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

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