Good news for fans of Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy: Steven Gerrard will not do a ‘Frank Lampard’ and join a European club on loan during his time in MLS.
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After the Galaxy announced Gerrard, 34, as their newest Designated Player on Wednesday, Club President Chris Klein has spoken about their plans for ‘Stevie G’ and confirmed the current Liverpool will not be heading back to Europe during his initial 18-month contract with LA.
Klein said that a loan move for Gerrard “has never been discussed” while he also told BBC Radio Five Live that “Gerrard’s focus will be LA Galaxy.”
Gerrard is expected to make his Galaxy debut on July 17 against the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico, as the legendary midfielder will follow in the footsteps of David Beckham by becoming the second former English national team captain to suit up for LA.
Of course Beckham irked Galaxy fans during his time at the StubHub Center, as he went on two separate loan stints to AC Milan in order to help prolong his international career with England but was injured in the process.
According to LA, Gerrard will be fully focused on helping his teammates strengthen their stranglehold on the MLS Cup as they aim to win their sixth title in 2015, which would be their fourth crown in the last five seasons.