Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool at end of season

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    • Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool at end of 2014-2015 season
    • Gerrard has played nearly 700 times for Liverpool
    • Midfielder will continue playing football -- but not in English Premier League

    (CNN)Liverpool must prepare for life without one its greatest ever players after captain Steven Gerrard confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the 2014-2015 season.

    "This has been the toughest decision of my life and one which both me and my family have agonized over for a good deal of time," Gerrard, who has played 695 times for Liverpool, told the club's website.
      "I am making the announcement now so that the manager and the team are not distracted by stories or speculation about my future."
      Gerrard will continue playing football -- but not in the English Premier League -- and Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio has reported that U.S. club LA Galaxy are interested in signing the Liverpool midfielder.
      "I'm going to carry on playing and although I can't confirm at this stage where that will be, I can say it will be somew