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Gerrard: ‘Lack of starts forced my hand’

Appearances for the Liverpool midfielder have been limited this season

The 34-year-old is set for a move to LA Galaxy this summer after fading out of Brendan’s Rodgers plans.

Gerrard, who has made over 500 appearances for the Reds, retired from England international duty in order to prolong his club career but instead found he was surplus to requirements.

The increasing scarcity of first-team football and being brought on more as a sub just doesn’t provide the “same buzz” according to Gerrard.

He added: “When a manager gets you into the office and says that’s going to change and it’s going to become more limited – that’s when you make your decision.”

America-bound

A move to the United States and a switch from the Premier League to the MLS is something Gerrard knows he will “enjoy”.

Gerrard said: “It lets you give a little back to your family, you step out of the city and you breathe for a bit.”

This weekend marks Gerrard’s final home game as Liverpool host QPR in a game that sadly means nothing for either side.

Liverpool cannot finish top-four unless there is a massive goal-swing, whilst QPR are already relegated.

Legends of Liverpool Football Club are expected to be there for Gerrard’s final game at Anfield, whilst a Guard of Honour will also take place for the skipper.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne

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