LA Galaxy move is motivated by trophy potential, insists Gerrard

Ross McLean
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LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard insists his move to LA Galaxy is not an extended holiday and is motivated by a final shot at swelling his medal collection.

The Major League Soccer side yesterday confirmed Gerrard, who has won seven major trophies at Anfield, will join in July when his Liverpool contract expires and he leaves the club he has played for since the age of nine.

The 34-year-old former England captain is believed to have agreed an 18-month deal worth £6m, less than 50 per cent of his current contract but still one of the highest salaries in United States football.

“I’m not going over there for a holiday or to enjoy myself, I’m going over to win,” said Gerrard. “I’m going over to win some more medals and finish my career there. The most important thing is it is a success on the pitch.

“I know I can perform well for the next couple of years so I want to go into a set-up with a winning mentality and to a team that is used to winning. I’d like to think I have the same attitude as the people that have made this signing happen. They all seem like winners and that’s how I like to see myself.”