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Gerrard: ‘Chelsea was never an option’

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Liverpool legend admits he never considered move to London

Steven Gerrard has admitted that a move to Chelsea was never an option for him whilst he was still playing for Liverpool Football Club.

The club-legend has finally ended his association with the Merseyside club and will join MLS side LA Galaxy next season, and despite being linked to some of the biggest clubs in the world, the midfielder insists that he has no regrets about his career.

Gerrard snubbed chances to join Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan in order to remain at Anfield and try to win the Premier League for The Reds, a feat he couldn’t achieve.

Mourinho’s Interest

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he was desperate to sign the midfielder as he wanted him to partner Frank Lampard in the heart of Chelsea’s midfield, but on several occasions, Gerrard snubbed the move and stayed put at Liverpool.

Speaking after leaving his boy-hood club, Gerrard has admitted that a move to Stamford Bridge was never an option for him.

The 35-year-old admitted that he could have won a lot more trophies had he moved to Chelsea, and he could have become an even better player under Mourinho, but he wouldn’t change that for the memories he’s had as a Liverpool man.

Gerrard Discusses Chelsea

“I love the manager, I love the man, I’ve had a distant relationship with him for many years but, I have regrets for not playing for the man and the coach because I know he would have made me a better player,” Gerrard said in an interview with BT Sport.

“I know he would have had more trophies to what I’ve already won. But looking back now I have no regrets not signing for Chelsea. I don’t regret it at all.

“I’m happy with the decisions I made. The connection I’ve got with Liverpool, my home town club. I’ve probably underachieved at times in certain years with Liverpool but for me it is not all about winning trophies.

“It’s also about memories and love and what those memories meant. Winning four or five trophies with Liverpool means an awful lot more than winning 10 or 11 with Chelsea.”

 

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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