Steven Gerrard Coy On Future – He Has Newcastle Option


The LA Galaxy confirmed yesterday that Steven Gerrard, who is now 36, will indeed leave the MLS club when his contract runs out at the end of the year.

The former Liverpool and England captain only joined the Galaxy 17 months ago and they made the play-offs in both seasons, although that’s no big deal for a club like Galaxy.

It seems that Steven has a number of career options to consider – and he has still not made a firm decision on whether to keep playing or retire from football.

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Steven Gerrard in Instagram shot overlooking the LA lights

He could enter the media or take up a coaching role at some club and one option is to rejoin his former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.

This is what Steven has said:

“Although I am going back to England to live, it is certainly not the end of me in football terms.”

“I’ve got a lot of things to consider over the coming weeks and months, and I’m sure I’ll be back involved in the game.”

“I’ve got options on the pitch, off the pitch. I’ve got a lot of thinking to do over the next two or three weeks.”

“I’m not ready to make a decision or finalize anything that I’m going to be doing moving forward.”

“What I will say is that I’m going home to spend some time with my family and basically go over my options and decide what the best next challenge is for me.”

Liverpool would seem a likely destination for Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp hasalready indicated he would be only too glad to give the 36-year-old the assistance he needs.

However, any coaching role Jurgen would offer would likely be with the Liverpool Academy and Steven  may want a coaching role with the first team.

The odds at Betway on which club he will join:

Celtic – 13/8
Liverpool – 6/1
Newcastle United – 7/1
Any Other MLS Team – 10/1
Crystal Palace – 12/1
Any Chinese Team – 16/1
Leicester City – 20/1

This is the betting on SkyBet for which club he will join.

Celtic 1/1
Liverpool 4/1
Newcastle 9/2
Any Chinese Club 12/1
PSG 33/1
Manchester United 40/1
Wigan 40/1

It may even be early next year that Steven will make a final decision on his future as it seems he wants to think it over as he spends time with his family.

Our view is he will move into the media.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes, let’s make a joke out of supposed racial comments.

    That about sums you up.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Jib/lesh

    The Mayfair could be a hairy place at times!

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Ron

    Oh yes, the Mayfair…… What with drink and cigarettes, it could be quite lively.

    I saw Nice there when they did the ‘America’ tour and they made for a heady night.

    Osibisa too were quite an experience too. Full of drink, I had to listen to them with my ear to the floor – right in front of the stage hearing the ‘criss cross rhythms’ of ‘The Dawn’. Another heady night.

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  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Lesh
    Did Emerson stick knives in his keyboard when performing “America”

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  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #5

    ?

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Jib

    I saw The Nice at the Mayfair in 1974 or so. Wasn’t Keith Emerson with ELP by then?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    lesh

    I saw John Mayall with Peter Green at the Mayfair. Green was the new boy, having just replaced Clapton!

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Ron

    Aye, those of us of a certain age were privileged to see the bands we saw. Such musical talent the likes of which’ll never be available in such numbers and generally accessible to young people then

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    According to Wiki, the Nice evolved from Gary Farr and the T-Bones. Remember them?

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron…

    * available then = nowadays

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Ron

    Gary Farr and the T-Bones? Nope, don’t remember them.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Gary Farr and the T-Bones were a mod/soul group based in London. I saw them once at that well-known club in Percy Street!

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  • TyneMouth

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    What happened to Rafa’s photo in the banner strip at the top of the blog, MIA?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    TyneMouth

    It’s still on my page. Maybe your device does time-travel?

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  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    I’ve seen Mayall with Clapton , Mick Taylor , Walter Trout , Coco Montoya and recently in Spain (2010) with Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington .

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  • TyneMouth

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #16

    If only!
    I could click forward to Sunday evening, and return to predict Rafa Bingo.
    It’s the only way I will out guess the Gaffer…

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    Ron

    Used to get to the club but don’t remember seeing Gary Farr. I was more interested in the blues in those days and was keen to see the likes of John Mayall, Them, the Stones, the then Alan Price Combo/ Animals when they were touring with the American blues men. There was some talent slushing about then and emerging talent such as a young Bryan Ferry when he played with the Gas Board while he was doing his art at Newcastle Uni.

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  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Club Agogo ?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Maybe we can send them our spare flyers and banners? I guess his hands are tied there as well? Maybe it is science at it again?:

    https://twitter.com/optajoe/status/798535946081746945

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    John Mayall certainly had a pool of talent around him. Most became greats in their own right while Mayall never really hit the heights of his former colleagues.

    That’s life.

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  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #21

    Lesh
    I saw the Northern Gas Board with Bryan Ferry at Beadnell Hall (south of Seahouses )
    Come to think of it I saw Mungo Jerry in Seahouses !

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    The Agogo it was. A Saturday evening there’s be followed by a trip to the Downbeat to while away the hours till five or six. And then, down to the railway canteen for a bite before the buses started running.

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    Didn’t know the bands got to places like Seahouses. But then again, why not.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #24

    John Mayall’s 70th birthday concert with Clapton, Taylor & Whittington:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evMb-4cWqIM

    There are several clips.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Gerrard would be immense, I wouldn’t have a problem with the club giving him a 3 year deal. Top players are retired too early in my view.

    I believe Giggs was fit enough to carry on playing – it was probably motivational issues that led to Giggs demise in form towards the end. I remember Giggs’ last season, he was burning other players for pace bursting through the midfield, but his one touch passing had became atrocious.

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  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib/Lesh…..
    Memories, the last time I seen NICE was at the City Hall and he used the knives in their organ when he played it. They were not too happy at the time.

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Scoops

    Mmmm, can’t see the City Hall management being too happy with the knives – there’s nowt worse for an organ!

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