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Steven Gerrard unveiled as LA Galaxy player to sold-out StubHub Centre

Following his move from Liverpool to LA Galaxy this summer, former Reds captain Steven Gerrard was unveiled as a Galaxy player on Saturday night.

LOS ANGELES, USA - Saturday, July 4, 2015: Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is presented as an LA Galaxy player during the half-time interval of the MLS match between LA Galaxy and Toronto FC at the StubHub Center. (Pic by Robert Sorey/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard’s move from Merseyside to Los Angeles is finally sinking in as the former Liverpool captain was unveiled as an LA Galaxy player on Saturday night.

The 35-year-old was introduced to a sold-out StubHub Centre at half-time as Galaxy played out a 4-0 victory over Toronto FC.

Gerrard was provided a rapturous welcome from a 27,000-strong crowd, and addressed supporters with a few choice words.

He declared: “It feels great to be here. I’m excited. I can’t wait to get my boots on and play in front of you guys.”

Former Reds striker, and one of MLS’ key Designated Players, Robbie Keane fired Galaxy to victory with a hat-trick.

After the game, Gerrard spoke about how he was looking forward to making his debut, likely against San Jose Earthquakes on July 18.

“It has been fantastic. The people of LA have made me feel so welcome, both myself and my family and I’m really excited.

“I wish I could play tonight. The first game just can’t come quick enough.

“I’m really looking forward to a successful future and I’m happy.

“Bruce [Arena] and the players and staff have already made me feel very welcome, I feel settled and I’m looking forward to playing with the guys.

“We already have a good team here, full of good players, so I can add a bit to that and the future is good.”

LOS ANGELES, USA - Saturday, July 4, 2015: A LA Galaxy supporter wearing a Steven Gerrard shirt during the MLS game against Toronto FC at the StubHub Center. (Pic by Robert Sorey/Propaganda)

Gerrard will wear the No. 8 shirt for Galaxy, one that has become so iconic on Merseyside following his Liverpool heroics, and supporters in Los Angeles were in awe of their new star.

The midfielder will join Keane and USA centre-back Omar Gonzalez as Galaxy’s Designated Player selections.

He will talk to reporters in his first press conference as a Galaxy player on July 7.

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