The 35-year-old midfielder left Anfield after 17 seasons in the Liverpool first-team and was the subject of an approach from White Hart Lane as well as offers from Qatar, France, Spain and Turkey but in the end Gerrard opted for a move stateside.
On the prospect of a move to North London Gerrard stated;
“A few English clubs called but I wouldn’t play against Liverpool. There was interest from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. It was good to know he still rated me. I was sure I could play in the Premier League for another year but there would not have been much of a buzz doing the same thing all over again with Tottenham.”
Gerrard went on to add.
“The first offer came from Besiktas, then managed by Slaven Bilic. Monaco were next. They came in strong. Paris Saint-Germain were also very keen. David Moyes called my agent a couple of times, to see whether I would be interested in playing for him at Real Sociedad.”
Steven Gerrard made a total of 708 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 187 goals, and helped the Merseyside club to a host of honours including a Champions League triumph in 2005 as well as two FA Cup and four League Cup successes.