Last night, Steven Gerrard’s LA Galaxy crashed out of MLS contention with a 3-1 penalty shootout defeat to Colorado Rapids.
Our former captain bagged his spot-kick, but his team-mates, including Ashley Cole, all missed theirs – and with Gerrard’s contract done at the end of this American campaign – he could call it a day after 18 years in the professional game.
At 36, Gerrard’s now available on a free, and although he’s intimated he’d be open to offers, should an appropriate one arrive – it could be that he decides to retire instead.
Gerrard’s not managed to collect the silverware he hoped he would stateside, but that hardly affects his legacy in any way, in all honesty.
He’ll always be remembered as Liverpool’s greatest midfielder and captain, with only Kenny Dalglish arguably ahead of him in the race for the best ever player mantle.
Now, Gerrard has a big decision to make. Maybe he’ll take the easy option and do some punditry, or perhaps go to Celtic and try to win a title with Brendan Rodgers…
We’d love him though to learn the coaching ropes on Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff. He’ll always be welcome back at Anfield.