Liverpool news: Steven Gerrard fuels speculation of LA Galaxy exit with latest social media post

Gerrard's current contract at the Californian outfit expires this season, with no suggestions of an extension in sight

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Steven Gerrard has fuelled speculation of an LA Galaxy departure after posting a message on Instagram in which he said he will “miss LA”.

The former Liverpool captain penned an 18-month deal with the MLS outfit in January 2015, but there have been no suggestions from either side that he will extend his current contract which expires at the end of this season.

And after the side were beaten in the Western Conference semi-final last weekend, it would appear that his time at the club is now drawing to an end.

Gerrard’s recent Instragram post reaffirmed speculation that the 36-year-old will be parting ways with LA Galaxy. Posting a picture of himself overlooking the LA skyline, the ex-England international said: "Special place incredible view I will miss you LA.”

The Englishman has dropped previous hints on Instagram that his exit is imminent. In a post he published last month, Gerrard said: “Living in Los Angeles and playing for the great Galaxy supporters has been a privilege. 

“You have made this place feel like home to me. This city and this club will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you.”

And speaking about his future last month, he said: "I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet.


Special place incredible view I will miss you LA 🤘#lalaland

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“I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months then I’ll consider it.

“But if nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.”

With Gerrard’s days in the Golden State surely numbered, and without any teams lined up to sign him, the player is now faced with the prospect of finally hanging up his boots after 18 years of life as a professional football.

Rumours have linked Gerrard with a return to Anfield in some form of coaching capacity, but as of yet nothing has been confirmed.