Steven Gerrard says he is still debating whether or not this will be his final season as a footballer, or if to prolong his career for another “six or twelve months”.
Gerrard, 36, is set to take part in the MLS Playoffs for a second consecutive season, with the LA Galaxy currently sat 3rd in the Western Conference with four games remaining in the regular season.
The former Liverpool and England midfielder’s contract in LA expires in November, and he is yet to open negotiations over a new one as he continues to deliberate over his next move.
“I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet,” Gerrard said to Radio City Talk in his hometown Liverpool.
“I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here, or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months, then I’ll consider it.
“I’m going to be a long-time retired and so I still want to enjoy things while I’m still feeling good.
“With Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman on Merseyside, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in Manchester and Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger in London, it’s really exciting for the Premier League.
“I can’t wait until there’s around 10 games to go to see how it all unfolds. This could be one of the best ever seasons.”
Gerrard has enjoyed a successful time during his 15 months in California after initial teething problems settling in, scoring three goals and laying on nine assists in his twenty-one appearances for the Galaxy this season.
Such form has left the midfielder believing he could possibly extend his playing days, but says if there are no suitable offers on the table for him to do so then coaching will be the next route he ventures to.
He said: “If nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.
“I’m around 60 per cent through my A licence and I’m hoping to have that finished by the end of the year so we’ll go from there.”