Steven Gerrard has said his time with Liverpool is not over and has vowed to return to the club he has served for 17 years in some capacity.
The 34-year-old played his last game in Liverpool colours as the Reds were thrashed 6-1 at Stoke on Sunday and is now set to embark on a new career with Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy.
Gerrard is keen to carry on playing regular football for as long as he can, but he has pledged to return to the club he represented on 710 occasions.
“I’ve been a supporter all my life and that will continue,” he wrote in an open letter to fans in the Liverpool Echo.
“I hope to get the opportunity to come back and serve the club again one day. I feel that I can make a contribution in some role in the future.”
Gerrard insists he leaves the club with many happy memories.
“It’s been a massive honour to be captain of this club for so long,” he added. “I’ve always given my best and tried to lead by example.
“But today is all about looking back and saying thank you to the fans for the magnificent support you have given me over the past two decades.
“You have helped me to fulfil my dreams over and over again and given me memories I wouldn’t swap for anything.”