Steven Gerrard will move to MLS as Rodgers defends Liverpool handling of exit

• ‘It will be America, I’m close but am not over the line with any team yet’
• I will come back and serve the club if I feel I can help, says midfielder
Barney Ronay on the significance of Gerrard’s career
Reborn in the USA? Major coup if Stevie goes to Hollywood

Liverpool have confirmed that Steven Gerrard will move to Major League Soccer at the end of the current season, while manager Brendan Rodgers rejected suggestions the club had not done enough to keep their inspirational captain at the club.

Los Angeles Galaxy head the clubs in the US who will be interested in signing the 34-year-old but in an interview via Liverpool’s official website he said: “I can tell the supporters at the moment that it will be America. I’ll be going to play in America but I’m not over the line with any team just yet. I’m close and as soon as I know I’ll make the announcement, I’ll do the bits and bobs that I need to do. Then we try to go and win a trophy and forget about Steven Gerrard for a bit.”

Steven Gerrard confirms he will move to the USA this summer. Watch exclusive interview at 5pm on @LFCTV and LFCTV GO

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