Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard leaving due to a lack of playing time promised to him

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard revealed his decision to leave was made after hearing he wouldn’t be a first-team regular for the Reds anymore, reports Sky Sports.

The long-serving Englishman could well be joining an MLS side, but was reportedly offered a lucrative deal to stay at Anfield, as well as a coaching offer to shadow the manager, but wants regular first-team football until his body can’t take it anymore. He admitted Rodgers being unable to promise regular first-team football was the clincher for his exit.

“The key moment was with the manager when he sat me down and said it was time to manage my games for me and for the team. When you’ve been a starter and a mainstay in the team for such a long time, it was a very difficult conversation to have. It was the key conversation that swung me to deciding. I had an idea it was going to come at some time – I’m a human, not a robot,” said Gerrard.

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