Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has come out to back Steven Gerrard’s decision to quit Liverpool for the MLS at the end of the season, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The 34-year-old Reds captain decided to end his career at Anfield as he was keen on another challenge with LA Galaxy.
Gerrard has already earned himself legendary status at the club, making close to 500 senior appearances since rising through the youth set-up.
Lampard revealed that a player like his former England teammate had nothing left to prove, as he has achieved all he can in a Liverpool shirt.
“I’m pleased for Stevie. I think it’s a very good move for him. What more can he do at Liverpool? He’s had a fantastic career,” he said.
“I think only individuals know the right time for them. I wasn’t sure about my time as a Chelsea player.
“Only he knows that and I think at the minute I would say yes because what more can he do? If not their greatest player, he will be right up there with the greatest players ever.”
Despite being sent off 38 seconds after coming on as a substitute against Manchester United during the weekend, he is still seen as idol amongst the supporters.
Lampard, who is currently on loan at Manchester City, is also set to return to his MLS side New York City FC at the end of season, as he relishes the chance to once again meet Gerrard on the pitch.
“I’ve a huge amount of respect for him and look forward to getting up against him out there.”