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Steven Gerrard reveals his ONE regret about his playing career

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Steven Gerrard reveals his ONE regret about his playing career
Gerrard scored in the Champions League final for Liverpool in 2005 (Picture: Getty)

Steven Gerrard regrets not spending one more year as player before retiring from the sport.

Gerrard played for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015 before enjoying a two-season stint at MLS club where he played 38 times.

However, he retired in November 2016 and returned to UK to take up coaching within Liverpools youth set up.

But now, a new chapter has emerged in his career after taking up a managerial position at Scottish club Rangers ahead of the new season.

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I should have maybe played on for one more year. I regret not doing the extra year just because I miss playing so much, Gerrard said.

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I speak to a lot of players whove come out of the game or players who are coming to the end, they couldnt wait to get over the line to call it a day.

I knew towards the end that I was finding it tough letting go – thats just the way I am. Emotionally, it was tough. When you love your job and you work so hard to achieve your dream job to play for your boyhood team but you know thats coming to an end.

If youve had enough then its probably not tough. But I felt that my Liverpool days came to an end probably a year too soon.

Steven Gerrard reveals his ONE regret about his playing career
Gerrard recently played in Dirk Kuyts testimonial match

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I went to LA Galaxy in America to come out of Liverpool, just to breathe. My wife got pregnant while I was out there in the MLS and it just made sense to come back home. My time in America was the perfect time.

Eighteen months was fine. It was enough. To go out and have a good think, a good debrief of my career, how it went. I can look back on it and be proud of the good times and reflect on the brutal times I had as well.

Gerrards first fixture in charge of Rangers is at home to FK Shkupi in the first leg of their Europa League first qualifying round on July 12.

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