Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard: I rejected offers from Europe

Steven Gerrard

The Anfield hero has moved to LA Galaxy but had the opportunity to move elsewhere.

Steven Gerrard has admitted that he rejected a number of opportunities to sign for European clubs once his decision to leave Liverpool was made, as per Galaxy TV.

The retired England international was a mainstay at the Anfield outfit for as long as some clubs can remember, but with his importance at his boyhood club starting to diminish, has signed for LA Galaxy.

The MLS outfit have revealed their superstar signing this week, with Gerrard set to cause a stir Stateside.

Gerrard stayed loyal to Liverpool while he was in his prime, despite other major European sides surely wanting to pry him away from Merseyside.

The Englishman has revealed that he could well have moved to a number of European clubs when he decided to leave Liverpool, but instead opted for a major move overseas.

"I had a couple opportunities around Europe, some nice opportunities," Gerrard told Galaxy TV.

"But I wanted a completely fresh challenge, to come out of my comfort zone, live away from home and get a different life experience and choose a place where my family can enjoy themselves and settle.

"When I retire from football in a few years' time I want to say I did try something different and didn't stay in the same place - although I loved every minute of it.”

Gerrard left Liverpool without ever winning the Premier League title, with his infamous slip against Chelsea in the 2013-14 campaign sure to haunt him for years to come.

The distinguished midfielder did lift the Champions League in 2005 though, with Rafa Benitez’s men coming back from three goals down to triumph on penalties against AC Milan.

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