Steven Gerrard makes fantastic first impression on LA Galaxy fans

The 35-year-old Liverpool legend was officially introduced to the Galaxy fans at half-time of Saturday's 4-0 home win over Toronto FC.

LA Galaxy fans found a special treat waiting for them at their Fourth of July tailgate before Saturday night’s home game against Toronto FC, courtesy of none other than the incoming Steven Gerrard.

Ahead of being introduced to the StubHub Center crowd at half-time, the former Liverpool captain made an excellent first impression on the club’s three supporters’ groups – the Angel City Brigade, the LA Riot Squad and the Galaxians – by buying them all refreshments, accompanied with a few words of thanks.

It proved a great night all-round for LA in the end, as the MLS Cup holders would go on to smash Toronto 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Gerrard’s former Liverpool teammate Robbie Keane and a late Sebastian Lletget goal.

The 35-year-old midfielder himself, who will be eligible to play for the club when the MLS summer transfer window opens next week, also received a rousing welcome from a sell-out crowd of 27,000 when he came out to be presented on the pitch.

Speaking to TWC SportsNet later, he said: "He people of LA have made myself and my family feel so welcome. I'm really excited and just wish I could play tonight!

"My first game can't come quick enough. I'm really looking forward to a successful future.

"Already I'm feeling settled and looking forward to playing with the guys. We've already got a good team here and, if I can add something extra to that, I think the future's going to be good."

Having secured three of the past four MLS Cup titles, LA had gotten off to a slow start to the 2015 campaign, drawing seven of their opening 17 league games and scoring just 16 goals.

However, Bruce Arena’s men have since won three of the following four matches in comprehensive fashion, thrashing the Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers 5-1 and 5-0, respectively, before Saturday’s comfortable 4-0 victory moved them up to third place in the Western Conference.

With Gerrard now set to come on board, few would bet against their chances of adding another championship to their collection come the end of the season.

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