It has been a tough couple of days for Liverpool fans across the world with the news of Steven Gerrard's planned retirement. In what appears to be end of an era, the Liverpool captain will bow out after the end of season to move to the MLS in America.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that it will be virtually impossible to replace English club legend Steven Gerrard after the former Reds captain announced that he will join Major League Soccer (MLS) in the US.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard revealed the reason for his decision to leave the club. In an emotional interview for the LiverpoolTV club website, the captain said that he was being told by the manager that there will fewer starts, and that's the main reason to leave Anfield.
While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard`s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join a Major League Soccer team in the United States when he leaves Anfield at the end of the season, the former England captain told the English club`s TV channel on Saturday.
It is testament to Steven Gerrard`s ability that his Liverpool career will be remembered for heroic acts of willpower that ensured no deficit was irretrievable and no opponent unbeatable, rather than the league title that eluded him.