The Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard as a “designated player” – complete with a ‘welcome to LA’ video from Kobe Bryant.
Upon completing the move, Gerrard said:
“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy.
“The Galaxy are the most successful club in Major League Soccer history and I am looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come.
“My discussions with Bruce Arena and Chris Klein were extremely positive and the future of the team is very bright.
“I am committed to helping the LA Galaxy compete for trophies and to having an impact in Los Angeles and I will give my all for the club.
“In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy.”