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Steven Gerrard could link up again with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

By Carl Markham

Steven Gerrard admits his Los Angeles career has left him with mixed emotions - but was tight-lipped over speculation of a reunion reuniting with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

The midfielder's 18-month deal with the Major League Soccer side came to an end following their elimination from the post-season play-offs.

Gerrard scored five goals in 34 appearances but generally his time in California has not been viewed as particularly successful and the 36-year-old tends to agree.

"When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup," he said.

"I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight play-off appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch."

Understood to be not keen on a move to the Chinese Super League, Gerrard has been linked with a coaching role at Liverpool but could be tempted by one last swansong and extend his playing days in Scotland under the man who oversaw his final chapter at Anfield.

However, the 114-times capped former England captain - who has admitted wishing he had worked with Rodgers earlier in his career - offered little insight on his future when he added: "I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career."

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