Steven Garrard has described his pending move to LA Galaxy as a ‘match made in heaven’, and insists he’s heading to the US to add to his modest trophy collection.
The Major League Soccer outfit confirmed earlier today the Liverpool captain will make the switch to California when his current contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season, bringing to an end a 28-year spell with his boyhood club.
Gerrard, who struck both goals during his side’s narrow 2-1 success in the FA Cup at League Two side AFC Wimbledon on Monday night – his first appearance for the club since announcing his decision to leave – will be 35 when he makes the jump across the pond.
Many big-name players have made the move to north America in the latter stages of their career for one final big payout, and it is understood Gerrard will pick up around £6.6m ($9m) during an initial 18-month stay at the StubHub Centre.
Yet the player, a European and UEFA Cup winner with his the Reds, has spoken ambitiously about the move.
‘I think it’s a match made in heaven really,’ Gerrard told the LA Times.
‘One of the reasons I chose LA Galaxy was because of the success they’ve had recently.
‘I want to finish my career very strong. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection.’