Former Liverpool and England Captain Gerrard Retires

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard, of England, gestures to fans after a soccer match against Club Tijuana, in Carson, Calif. Gerrard is leaving the LA Galaxy after two seasons, and the former England midfielder is still considering what to do next. Photo: Mark J. Terrill, File

LONDON — Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has retired from professional soccer and is considering a “number of options” about his next career move.

The 36-year-old Gerrard, who has also been captain of England’s national team, announced recently that he was leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after two seasons.

Gerrard says “I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.”