The current coach of Los Angeles Galaxy, Bruce Arena travelled to Anfield in order to meet with Steven Gerrard and say a few things before they officially start working together when Gerrard makes his move to the MLS club in July.
Gerrard will complete what is going to be his last season as a player of Liverpool before making an official move to the American League, MLS.
Bruce Arena believes that Gerrard is eager and motivated on joining Los Angeles Galaxy as they met for the first time during Liverpool’s Europa League match against Besiktas which Gerrard was unable to play due to an injury but the American coach took this opportunity to speak with his future player and maybe even possible captain in the near future. Read more »
The former Liverpool striker John Aldridge does not think that Steven Gerrard would be parting ways with the Reds at the end of the current season.
Gerrard is in the last season of his contract at Anfield.
The playmaker has been given a fresh offer by the Liverpool management, but, he has not made any decision on that yet.
A couple of American as well as English clubs are believed to be interested in Gerrard.
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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says that Steven Gerrard will not be happy at being left out of the starting line-up against Real Madrid the Champions League. A former England teammate of Gerrard, Scholes says that one of the reasons for Gerrard retiring from international duty was to play in such big matches. The showdown with Madrid was one of the biggest matches for Liverpool this season. After a 3-0 defeat against the Spanish club earlier in the season at Anfield, Liverpool were looking for revenge. Manager Brendan Rodgers, though, appeared to throw in the towel after naming a weakened starting line-up.
Rodgers may have defended his selection by saying that he wanted to win the match, but Scholes is of the opinion that this selection was largely made with regard to the weekend’s match against Chelsea in mind. Further, Liverpool are now no longer the favourites to qualify for the last 16. Their defeat against FC Basel and Real Madrid in the previous rounds has put the Swiss club as favourites for the second spot behind Madrid. Gerrard and Sterling have been the two best players for Liverpool this season, but they came on as substitutes.
They were unable to influence the game and Liverpool lost the match 1-0 after a goal from Karim Benzema. “I think that’s probably why he gave up international football, to play in games like this. I don’t think he’ll be happy tonight. think Steven Gerrard is capable of playing in this game and on Saturday (against Chelsea). It is Tuesday night, he’ll have two-day recovery, train Friday, play Saturday and he’s got a nice little two weeks off,” said Scholes. “It seems they are definitely prioritising for the Chelsea game. If I’m a player I want to rest at home and rest properly rather than travelling,” said former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon.