If Steven Gerrard ever has the chance to author his own legacy, the first chapter should start with the word “commitment.”
Gerrard said Tuesday he wants to be remembered as someone who gave his best effort on the field at all times, according to LiverpoolFC.com. Gerrard’s lengthy Premier League career is in its final stage, and the longtime Liverpool captain reflected on his contributions to English soccer.
Gerrard said he wanted English fans to remember him “just as someone who give his best every time he took to the pitch, be that the training pitch or at the stadiums — someone who gave it everything he had. I’m a young boy from a council estate who has worked ever so hard to get to where I am and I’ve been lucky I’ve had a fantastic career.
“It’s been full of highs and lows but some of the highs I’ve achieved have blown me away and I’ve achieved a lot of my dreams playing for Liverpool and England as well.”
Gerrard hit a milestone Saturday, when he joined 11 others in the Premier League’s 500-game club. Although, Gerrard ultimately couldn’t lead Liverpool past West Brom, he played with the determination that helped him produce countless memories for fans of his club, country and the Premier League.
Gerrard will take his talents to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy this summer. It’s safe to say he will bring that same commitment, which drove him to greatness in England, to American soccer for the final years of his playing career.
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