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Steven Gerrard says he will likely retire at the end of 2016

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has admitted he is pondering retirement at the end of the 2016 MLS season. Gerrard, 35, has been with the Galaxy since last July but has been taking part in training sessions with his former club Liverpool during the offseason.

The former England international told the Daily Telegraph, "I'm not 100 per cent sure but I think it will probably be my last year as a player."

Gerrard then acknowledged his future may be in coaching, and he regrets not working towards his coaching badges earlier in his career.

"I have regrets I didn't start my coaching badges at 21-22. All that time wasted in hotels as an England player when I've been bored and was watching 'The Office' and 'The Sopranos'

"I am basically available from November, December 2016," he added. "Everyone in the football world will know I am available and hopefully I will be 75 per cent into my coaching badges."

To date, Gerrard has played in 15 matches for the Galaxy. He helped the team to five wins in his first six games, scoring a goal and notching four assists in the process. However, following the 5-1 win over NYCFC in late August, the Galaxy only managed one win in their last seven regular season games before crashing out in the playoffs.

Gerrard will suit up for the Reds one more time as part of a club legends tour in Australia before joining Galaxy's pre-season.