Steven Gerrard has made a significant contribution to the surging popularity of football in the United States during the past 18 months.
The former Liverpool captain left Anfield in January 2015 to join LA Galaxy and use his status to help pull bigger crowds in the MLS.
Although Gerrard has provided several flashes of his trademark brilliance since arriving in California, he has failed to win a single trophy on American soil.
The 36-year-old is yet to extend his current deal with the Galaxy, leading to rumours he is almost certain to move on when it expires at the end of this season.
Gerrard – whose side bowed out of the MLS playoffs last weekend – has been linked with a return to the United Kingdom, with Celtic, Newcastle and Liverpool all reportedly interested in securing his services.
The veteran midfielder has since added fuel to the speculation by posting what seems to be a farewell message on Instagram.
Gerrard snapped a photo of himself with the Los Angeles skyline in the background, adding an emotional caption that read: "Special place, incredible view, I will miss you LA. #lalaland.”
Galaxy manager Bruce Arena has said he hoped the ex-England international would remain at the club for another season, but it would appear unlikely he will get his wish.
Gerrard – who netted three goals in 19 appearances for the Western Conference outfit this campaign – has been a key figure at the StubHub Center despite enduring numerous injuries throughout his spell in the States.
The Anfield legend suffered a month-long layoff during the second of this season before managing to play 45 minutes in the semi-final against Colorado Rapids last weekend – a match that could prove to be his last.
Despite being close to the end of his career, Gerrard still has plenty to offer at a high level when at his best.
With that said, it is pretty safe to assume his next destination – if there even is one – will be his final one.
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