Steven Gerrard’s career in numbers ahead of MLS move

Steven Gerrard has played his final game for Liverpool after 28 years of loyal service and will now look ahead to his next adventure at MLS side LA Galaxy where he arrives as one of the most recognised figures in the game, looking to help the Galaxy win a record sixth MLS Cup title.

The 34-year-old has endured a career of ups and downs, which included turning down the opportunity to leave Liverpool on numerous occasions, instead opting to stay with his boyhood club.

Despite the success, Gerrard will always be disappointed that the Premier League title eluded him. The Reds came agonisingly close to winning the league in the 2013/14 season when a 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea and a 3-3 draw away at Crystal Palace in the last few games of the season allowed Manchester City to swoop in and lift the crown.

Embed from Getty Images

Gerrard has won seven major trophies in his career so far and here is a look at those honours:

Trophies:

  • FA Cup (2) – 2001, 2006
  • League Cup (3) – 2001, 2003, 2012
  • UEFA Champions League (1) – 2005
  • Europa League (1) – 2001

Notable individual awards:

  • PFA Young Player of the Year (1) – 2001
  • PFA Team of the Year (8) – 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Ballon D’Or Bronze (1) – 2005
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1) – 2005
  • PFA Players’ Player of the Year (1) – 2006
  • UEFA Team of the Year (3) – 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Liverpool Top Goalscorer (4) – 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2014/15
Embed from Getty Images

The highlight of Gerrard’s career will most likely be the incredible 2005 Champions League final triumph in Istanbul after Liverpool came from three goals down against AC Milan to tie the game 3-3 before winning on penalties.

The Liverpool captain hasn’t claimed a wide array of club and indivdual awards without earning them, having scored 120 goals in 504 league appearances, with 186 goals from 708 appearances in all competitions. Gerrard also captained the England national team, making 114 appearances and scoring 21 goals for his country.

How good will Steven Gerrard be for LA Galaxy and how excited are you about his move to MLS?

 

 

Advertisements

Robbie Keane hints MLS move has hindered his international career

Robbie Keane will turn 35 in July and is still turning out great performances for both club and country.

But the LA Galaxy striker has hinted his MLS move may not have helped his international career and believes he has himself to thank for still featuring for the Republic of Ireland.

Keane’s comments were reported by the Daily Star ahead of his countries’ drama-filled European qualifier against Poland last night as they equalised in stoppage time to grab a share of the spoils.

Embed from Getty Images

“Has the Galaxy helped me? I’m not too sure. I think I’ve helped myself because of the way I keep myself and the hunger and the desire that I have.

“It’s okay having the ability, but if you don’t have the hunger and the desire, wanting to play and wanting to still be the best and wanting to still score goals, you’re not really going to do too much.”

The Galaxy skipper is more than happy to run himself into the ground before retiring and happy that he is still playing at the top level.

Embed from Getty Images

“I still have that and I have always had it since I made my debut the first day, and nothing has changed since then.

“I’ll stop playing and stop scoring goals when literally I can hardly walk. That’s how much I love playing, it’s fairly simple.”

Has Robbie Keane’s career been hindered by moving to MLS with LA Galaxy?