Steven Gerrard finally greeted his new supporters after being formally introduced as an LA Galaxy player.
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was paraded to the Los Angeles Galaxy supporters during their match with Toronto on Saturday night - a match that would conclude with a 4-0 scoreline in favour on the England international's new club.
The 35-year-old, who will be eligible to make his Major League Soccer debut following his move from Anfield on 18 July, made an immediate positive impression with the LA faithful by treating each of the three main Galaxy supporters' groups to a mountain of complimentary beer before kick-off.
During half-time, he took centre stage, telling the sell-out 27,000 crowd at the StubHub Center that he couldn't wait to make his debut in Major League Soccer. 'I can't wait to get my boots on and play in front of you guys," he said.
Galaxy supporters will have to wait a while longer to see their man in action, with Gerrard expected to make his first appearance in next Saturday's International Champions Cup friendly against Mexican side Club America.
While Gerrard’s new-found United States fan base are understandably content with the Englishman’s gesture, Liverpool fans back home had plenty to say about his LA introduction. Here is how Reds fans reacted on Twitter:
I find it hard to believe that Steven Gerrard is going to have Robbie Keane as his captain. Funny though.— Chris Nellis (@ArmyCrow) July 5, 2015
Oh yes and he's class act all the time... miss him already YNWA. Steven Gerrard buys beer for LA Galaxy fans http://t.co/eFOwhl9KEL— George Ellard (@GDelwit) July 5, 2015
Excellent start to Steven Gerrard on his LA Galaxy debut... 4- 0 victory over Toronto.— Kuha Kumaran . K (@kuha4harrow) July 5, 2015
There's winning in life, then there's Steven Gerrard. https://t.co/O2uhxYqfKq— Andrew Perucho (@hoyitsandrew) July 5, 2015