With the 2016 MLS season right around the corner, Steven Gerrard has hinted it may be his last as a professional footballer.
At 35-years-old, Gerrard admitted he was in the “twilight” of his career, and said he is earning his coaching badges as he prepares for the next step after playing.
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Gerrard joined the Galaxy in July of 2015, and was open about his struggles with the transition to Major League Soccer, which included the long travel and playing in tough weather conditions.
Speaking in a column for the Daily Telegraph, Gerrard said that although nothing was concrete, retirement could be coming soon.
Nothing is 100 per cent certain yet, but this season at LA Galaxy could be my last as a professional footballer.
I know I’m in the twilight of my career. I am starting my UEFA A licence shortly and the Football Association are proving to be proactive and hugely encouraging in helping former players onto the coaching ladder.
After just half a season in Major League Soccer, it was clear that Gerrard may not have been enjoying his time in Los Angeles as much as he expected.
This is not the first time Gerrard has hinted at retirement, and he has previously spoken about his desire to get into coaching. The Galaxy have made some big offseason signings and are set on winning the MLS Cup, which could send Gerrard off with the first league title of his career.