Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has suggested in the Daily Mail that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard won’t have to work particularly hard to fit in at LA Galaxy.
Gerrard recently announced his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season for the MLS and Henry, who played for the Red Bulls in New York, believes he’s made a good call.
“He is clever enough to adapt over there. Saying that, he will arrive in a team that is already on tune,” said Henry.
“Trust me, they have either been winning or losing in the final every single year. They are a very good organisation.”
“But Stevie G is Stevie G. It makes me laugh when I see people talking about him the way that they have been recently.”
Gerrard could arguably have commanded a move to another top European side, but he’s followed the example of Henry and Manchester United legend David Beckham in trying his hand over in the United States.
Gerrard will go down as one of the greatest ever Liverpool players and his experience combined with his core skills such as his passing could have seen him move to any variety of clubs.
However, Henry’s comments suggest that LA Galaxy has the right sort of setup to get the maximum out of Gerrard before he decides to retire altogether.
Whether Gerrard will be surprised by the standard at his new club, we won’t find out until the end of the current season because he’s made it clear he’s fully focused on succeeding at Anfield.