A great deal of speculation has been circulating lately about the future of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. Will he return to Merseyside to take up coaching? Or not that? Or maybe reunite with Brendan Rodgers at Celtic as a player? Or maybe something else completely? Like, open up a hot yoga studio or something? OK, probably not the last one.
However, apparently LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena would like Stevie to consider continuing his career in the MLS with his current side.
“We were honored to have Stevie here as well as Robbie and are hopeful they continue to be part of our club,” Arena said after their playoff defeat to the Colorado Rapids. “If Sunday was his last game, to finish the way he finished with that penalty and the 45 minutes he played after being out for close to two months, was pretty impressive.”
The 36-year-old former Liverpool captain made 22 total appearances for the Galaxy this season, scoring 3 goals and 9 assists.
From Gerrard’s statements over the last two years, he didn’t seem to particularly enjoy playing in the States. He complained about the playing surfaces, weather, long travel, and having to play at elevation during his time there. Additionally, he seemed genuinely surprised about the general level of fitness required to compete in the MLS. This was not the European Retirement League Gerrard expected it to be.
So, it would be surprising if he continued playing across the pond, but that seems to be a possibility if Gerrard wants to continue his storied playing career one more season.