At 36, Steven Gerrard has bid adieu to his American fans, vowing to never come back for another match in the Major Soccer League (MLS). Meanwhile, his Liverpool fans are excited about the English mid-fielder making a return to the Anfield Stadium for a clash with their historic arch rivals in the new year.
Rumor mills are high on fodder speculating the likely return of Steven Gerrard into his former club, the Liverpool F.C. And he could well choose the North-West Derby on January 15 to rewrite his career at the Anfield, in a possible show of disagreement against critics who believe that the best times are over for the central midfielder.
In his last match for the Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy) in the MLS, Gerrard was a stale imagery of what he used to be during his days with Liverpool. Missing out on the action for most part of the match, Gerrard came on the field with in the 76th minute. His only moment of glory in the match against the Colorado Rapids came in the penalty shoot-out, which sadly, happened to be the only goal scored for LA Galaxy. The team came to the second-leg of the round with a 1-0 lead, but failed to capitalize on it beyond the 36th minute when Rapids’ Shkelzen Gashi smashed a shot into the left corner of the net.
The UEFA Club Footballer of the Year moved to play for LA Galaxy in January 2015 on an 18-month contract, and played his first match on July 11. After playing 34 matches in MLS, he managed to net just 5 goals. His mighty 186 goals tally for Liverpool is what could prompt Gerrard to make a way back into the club and make “everything fine, 100%.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that the former Anfeild captain will be happily accommodated into the current side if he wishes to make a return to the side for the match against Manchester United on January 15.
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