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WATCH: Highlights of Steven Gerrard's LA Galaxy debut

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Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard made a winning debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy after playing the first half of his new club's 2-1 friendly victory over Club America.

Gerrard was named in the starting line-up for the opening match of the International Champions Cup clash against the Mexican outfit before being one of raft of changes made by the MLS side at the interval.

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Rodgers wants to work with Gerrard at Liverpool again

Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers could work together in the future. Credit: Press Association

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has left the door open for Steven Gerrard to return to Anfield once his playing career finishes.

The former England skipper is preparing for his last home game as a Liverpool player this weekend, ahead of a move to LA Galaxy in the summer.

Rodgers believes Gerrard will come back in some capacity and is happy to facilitate any return.


Liverpool await the results of Gerrard injury scan

Steven Gerrard. Credit: Press Association.

Liverpool are awaiting the results of a scan to discover the extent of Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury.

The Reds captain came off in the second half of Tuesday's victory over Tottenham after complaining of tightness.

"Unfortunately he felt his hamstring towards the end of the game and he is having a scan this morning and we are just waiting for results to come back," Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe said.

Steven Gerrard to wear No 8 for LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard to wear No 8 shirt for LA Galaxy Credit: LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy has announced that Steven Gerrard will wear the No 8 shirt when he joins the club this summer.

Liverpool and England star Gerrard is set to make his first appearance in a Galaxy jersey when the team faces the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico on Friday, July 17.

Gerrard has worn No 8 for Liverpool since 2004.

Rodgers: Blues will be glad to see Gerrard go

Gerrard celebrates his goal against Everton earlier this season Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Everton will be delighted to see the back of Steven Gerrard.

The Reds captain plays in his 33rd and final Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Saturday before heading off to Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer.

With critics writing him off earlier in the season he was instrumental in the 1-1 draw at Anfield in September.

He scored his 10th goal in these cross-city encounters from a free-kick and it looked like being the winner until Phil Jagielka's thunderbolt last-minute equaliser.

Rodgers does not expect any emotion or ceremony from the 34-year-old midfielder but believes there will be plenty of rejoicing from the blue half of the city, who have taunted him mercilessly since he made his first appearance against them in April 1999.

Rodgers says Everton fans will be glad to see the back of Gerrard Credit: PA

I am sure they will be glad to see the back of him. He has been an incredible player for this club and has played in so many of the derby games and been outstanding in them.

He will want to go into it as he does every game - he wants to win for his club and it will be no different this weekend.

– Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool Manager
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