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Michael Owen claims Liverpool wanted to sell Steven Gerrard years before LA Galaxy transfer

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Michael Owen claims that Liverpool wanted to sell Steven Gerrard before he made his move to LA Galaxy in 2015.

Gerrard left Anfield after spending 17 year with the Reds.

“In Steven’s case, I severely doubt whether he really wanted to go and play in the States in 2015. I’ve heard that the club wanted him out two years prior to when he actually left,” Owen wrote in his new autobiography ‘Reboot’.

“I’m sure he would rather have wound his career down at Liverpool, playing increasingly fewer games until he reached a point where he could be integrated into the coaching staff.

“This only happened later in his case. But instead, because he’d become so symbolic and so powerful, I believe he was forced out in the short term. Steven was bigger than the club.”

Steven Gerrard made 24 appearances for LA Galaxy during 2015/16 season, scored 3 goals and provided 11 assists.

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