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    Steven Gerrard To Quit Liverpool

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to leave the club at the end of the season for a move to the US, according to Sky sources.

    Gerrard's future at Anfield has been the subject of speculation for several months and he has apparently decided to continue his career overseas when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    The 34-year-old, who scored two penalties in Thursday's 2-2 home draw against Leicester, is said to be in talks with Major League Soccer franchise LA Galaxy and the two New York clubs - City and Red Bulls.

    He is expected to go public with his plans on Friday to avoid speculation over his future becoming a distraction during the rest of the season.

    Gerrard's decision to quit Liverpool, the only club he has played for in his illustrious professional career, will come as a huge blow to many supporters who were hoping he would stay on.

    He was offered a new deal in November, but it is thought he believes the time is right to move on at the end of the campaign and experience something different.

    Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher, a close friend of Gerrard and now a Sky Sports football pundit, wrote on Twitter: "Sad day for LFC & English football with the Gerrard news, I think it's the right decision all things considered."

    He added: "Mark my words Gerrard is the greatest player to have played for #lfc sad sad day for everyone connected with the club."

    Former England star Gary Lineker tweeted that Liverpool owe Gerrard a huge debt for his loyalty and performances.

    "So that's it then, Gerrard is going. What a player he has been for Liverpool. Dragged teams to levels they'd never have reached without him," he said.

    Gerrard, who stood down as England skipper after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, joined Liverpool as an eight-year-old and has made 695 appearances for the club and lifted 11 trophies.

    His greatest moment came when he scored in the Champions League final in 2005 and inspired Liverpool to come from 3-0 down at half-time against AC Milan and win the trophy on penalties.

    But his hopes of winning the Premier League are likely to remain unfulfilled after Liverpool came up agonisingly short last season and lost out to Manchester City. They currently lie eighth in the table, 17 points behind leaders Chelsea.

    A report in the Daily Express says Gerrard, who famously turned down two moves to Chelsea, will not play for another club in England out of respect for Liverpool.

    There has been no comment so far from the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher, a close friend of Gerrard and now a Sky Sports football pundit, wrote on Twitter: "Sad day for LFC & English football with the Gerrard news, I think it's the right decision all things considered."

    He added: "Mark my words Gerrard is the greatest player to have played for #lfc sad sad day for everyone connected with the club."

    Former England star Gary Lineker tweeted that Liverpool owe Gerrard a huge debt for his loyalty and performances.

    "So that's it then, Gerrard is going. What a player he has been for Liverpool. Dragged teams to levels they'd never have reached without him," he said.
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    He will leave with just one important medal missing from his collection. He has finally realised that he won't get it with Liverpool, so he is cashing in on a lucrative MLS contract.
    It's not greed, just being realistic and he has a chance to get a few more years playing the game he loves. The money will be good enough no doubt, but I envy him and his family the opportunity of a great lifestyle in a great country.
    Good luck Steven Gerard, you've earned it.
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    A great guy indeed , an example for the youngsters to look up to .

    I,m sure he will regret it as the pull of his old home town will be far greater than the few bob extra he will get over there .

    I predict he will be back a bit sooner than he thinks now

    Wish him all the best
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    He has done well for the club, and the way he has stayed at one club all his career is outstanding. But, he has held the club back in the last 2 seasons, and I feel the club can now move on to create a new and better team.

    How do I post these pictures???

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    I'm sure he will stay in the USA when he finally hangs up his boots Nige. They have millions more hub caps than in the UK.

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    I am sure the sun will rise over Liverpool regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    He has done well for the club, and the way he has stayed at one club all his career is outstanding. But, he has held the club back in the last 2 seasons, and I feel the club can now move on to create a new and better team.
    He agreed on a transfer to Chelsea , but he pulled out of the deal after liverpool gangsters threatened to harm his family if he moves club

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    ^ I presume the gangsters supported Everton...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    he pulled out of the deal after liverpool gangsters threatened to harm his family if he moves club
    Tough lot, those scouse gangsters.


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    I wonder whether the liverpool loving media will give John Terry such a high accolade when he leaves Chelsea .
    John Terrys football career has been more successful then Stevie Gss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    John Terrys football career has been more successful then Stevie Gss
    Thats only because he's played in a better team under Abramovich's millions.

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    Since Gerrard has been at liverpool, their spending on players is about the same as Chelseas .
    Liverpool, and Chelsea have spent about the same amount of money on players, in the last 17 years

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    OK.... Chelsea have spent a lot wiser than Liverpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    Liverpool, and Chelsea have spent about the same amount of money on players, in the last 17 years
    interesting
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Chelsea have spent a lot wiser than Liverpool
    and on better managers...Liverpool have never had anybody like Jose.

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    Steven Gerrard is to release a book about his career at Liverpool Football Club
    As yet, the book has NO TITLE

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