Steven Gerrard has vowed to stay committed to the cause at Liverpool despite announcing that he is set to leave the Premier League club at the end of the season for pastures new.
The former England captain will join MLS champions Los Angeles Galaxy after the climax of the current Premier League season, with Gerrard admitting earlier this week that he does not want to be a bit part player going forward for the Reds, something manager Brendan Rodgers assured him would happen.
Big promise to Liverpool fans
Liverpool fans will lose a legend when Gerrard does finally play his last game for the club his loves so dearly, but the influential midfielder has given a promise to Reds' fans that he will do his best to make sure his final season at Anfield will be a successful one.
“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy,” Gerrard told LA Galaxy.com. In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy.”
Bruce Arena is delighted
Gerrard is clearly delighted to have finally sorted out his future, but as excited about the move is head coach of the Galaxy, Bruce Arena - who says that Gerrard will be a huge benefit to the Galaxy both on and off the field.
“We’re very pleased to acquire a player of Steven’s caliber, experience and character,” Arena said.
“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 to an already talented roster.”