Steven Gerrard will move to LA Galaxy in US

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Steven Gerrard celebrates another Premier League goal for LiverpoolReuters
Gerrard has been at Liverpool since the age of nine

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join Los Angeles Galaxy in July, the American side confirmed today.

The former England midfielder, 34, will play for the Major League Soccer club after his contract at Anfield ends.

"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States," said Gerrard.

"The Galaxy are the most successful club in MLS history and I'm looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come.

"One of the reasons I chose them was because of the success they've had recently. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection."

Brits abroad

Gerrard, who has won 10 trophies at Liverpool, including the Champions League in 2005, becomes the second England captain to join LA Galaxy, after David Beckham played for them between 2007 and 2012.

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Steven Gerrard 'excited' over move to MLS

"We're very pleased to acquire a player of Steven's calibre, experience and character," said Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena.

"He is one of the most decorated players in the world and will join our team with a wealth of success playing at the highest level of the sport.

"Steven will be an excellent example to our young players and we're excited to add him and his leadership."