Steven Gerrard admits he has become a 'Z-lister' since making switch from Liverpool to LA Galaxy

But the former England captain is enjoying the freedom it brings

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Steven Gerrard says he has become a "Z-lister" since leaving Liverpool for LA Galaxy, but has called his experience in the United States "mind-blowing". 

The former England captain ended his 17-years at Anfield at the end of last season before making the switch to the MLS.

Speaking to Hello!, Gerrard explained the difference it has made to his family life.

"I couldn’t be happier right now. I’ve gone from not being able to walk down a street without being stopped every five minutes to being a Z-lister out here and that’s cool. I love it."

Gerrard, who is accompanied in Los Angeles by his wife and three children, is living in a mansion formerly occupied by singer Mariah Carey.

"We’re very lucky, I know that. I grew up on a council estate and will always remain grounded and humble. But this is mind-blowing.

"I’ve become a cool dad all of a sudden because I can take the kids out and no-one interferes.

"We can take them to the park, the beach, fairgrounds, water parks and be there for six hours and I might hear one person say my name and they’re not even sure if it’s me, so I just smile. The kids have been shocked I’m around and can do more things with them."


Gerrard's side LA Galaxy currently top the Western Conference MLS table.