Steven Gerrard left his childhood club in 2015, and now plies his trade for American Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy. However, the Liverpool legend recently claimed that he isn’t yet at peace with himself and that he constantly thinks about his time at Anfield.
The Liverpool legend, fondly referred to as ‘Stevie G’ by the Anfield faithful, continues to be synonymous with his boyhood club even after crossing the ocean to the United States. His departure hasn’t affected his bond with the club, and he has been a regular visitor at Anfield, while also taking part in the training sessions on certain occasions.
The LA Galaxy midfielder recently reflected on his 25-year long stint at Liverpool, saying that he would never be at peace with what he achieved with the Reds.
“I always recognise that I achieved some incredible things. But I also reflect on some of the lows and wish that they were different, that I had achieved a little more. I don’t think I’ll ever be at peace,” said Gerrard in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph.
“When it comes to football, I’m quite hungry, quite selfish. I want more than perhaps I can have. Maybe I’m a bit like a kid, a bit immature, when it comes down to that. I wish I was sitting here with an extra 10 medals.”
The league title that never was
Steven Gerrard’s bitter-sweet reminiscence about his time at Liverpool probably centres around his failure to win the biggest domestic trophy in English club football — the Premier League. Gerrard started playing for the club when he was nine years old, made his professional debut for Liverpool at 18, and went on to spend another 16 years playing for them. However, the league title eluded him throughout, even though the Reds did come close to achieving the feat — most recently in the 2013-2014 season.
In fact, the last time Liverpool won the league title was the very year that Gerrard joined their academy, in 1989-1990. Although Gerrard has won every other trophy possible, the highlight being the UEFA Champions League in 2005, the lack of a Premier League medal is something that undoubtedly still haunts the midfield great.