Skipper given leave to complete LA Galaxy deal.
Steven Gerrard has been given temporary leave by Liverpool to fly out to Los Angeles and complete his summer move to the MLS.
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Gerrard announced last week his intention to leave Anfield at the end of his current deal in July and has since confirmed his desire to play for LA Galaxy in the USA from next season.
The Daily Mirror now reports the Liverpool captain has flown across the Atlantic to finalise a deal that will see him net a reported £4 million over 18 months with the Californian club.
Liverpool are also believed to have enquired about a possible swan-song return to Anfield for Gerrard in the winter as the MLS takes a mid-season break.
The veteran midfielder hopes the deal can be announced in the next day or two to put an end to a saga that could distract from the remaining games of Liverpool’s season and threaten toaffect their European ambitions, something Gerrard is keen to avoid.
However, the deal must first be ratified by the MLS with the League set to announce they are contributing half a million pounds towards Gerrard’s salary.