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Manchester United legend criticises Liverpool for allowing Gerrard MLS move

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has criticised Liverpool for allowing club captain Steven Gerrard to leave for MLS side LA Galaxy.

“There is no way in a million years that Liverpool should be allowing him to pack up and sign for LA Galaxy,” said Neville in his column for The Telegraph.

The former United defender believes that Liverpool should be doing more to hold onto their best players and should emulate the way United in recent years have very rarely let their stars leave unless the boss wants them gone.

“If you compare Liverpool to Manchester United over the same period of time, I can think of only one player – Cristiano Ronaldo – who left when he wanted to go, rather than when Sir Alex Ferguson wanted it to happen.”

Gerrard has little to play for but pride in his final Premier League game for the Reds on Sunday afternoon away to Stoke City at the Britannia as Liverpool have missed out on a Champions League spot and will finish trophy-less after being knocked out of the FA Cup semi-final by Aston Villa.

The 34-year-old will bid an emotional farewell to the club he has spent his entire career with before heading to the USA to link-up with his LA Galaxy teammates in July following a summer break.

The reigning MLS Cup champions will be hoping Gerrard can help fire them to another title when he arrives to play alongside former Liverpool colleague and Galaxy skipper Robbie Keane.

Should Liverpool have held on to Steven Gerrard for longer or were they right to allow him to move to MLS?

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About Ben Ashton (226 Articles)
MLS and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own.

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