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LONDON -- After an illustrious playing career full of remarkable cup comebacks alongside jarring Premier League lows, Steven Gerrard is done. Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys.The 36-year-old Gerrard, who won every major club honor with Liverpool apart from the English title, said Thursday he was retiring from soccer after an 18-year professional career.You are aware that time is coming towards the end, the body starts talking to you, the former England captain told British broadcaster BT. The pains and the aches get more regular. The way you feel out there on the pitch changes.Over the last couple of years Ive felt myself slowing down a little bit and I basically cant deliver what I used to be able to deliver and that becomes a little frustrating as time goes on.Gerrard was one of the best midfielders of his era and won admiration for staying loyal to his boyhood club and resisting the riches offered by Premier League rivals.He only left Liverpool in 2015 after no longer being able to reach the formidable levels of his peak years and losing his place in the team. The final two seasons of his career were seen out with the Los Angeles Galaxy.There were inevitably frustrations during such a long career, so often on international duty while captaining England at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and the 2012 European Championship. England didnt progress beyond the first knockout round in those three tournaments as the teams performances never matched the hype and expectation that Gerrard sought to temper as a cool leader.With Liverpool, Gerrard came agonizingly close in 2014 to finally landing the one club prize that eluded him: The Premier League title. Adding to the anguish, Gerrards own slip against Chelsea contributed to a 2-0 loss that ended up costing Liverpool the title as Manchester City emerged victorious.It drove me mad for a few nights, a few weeks, Gerrard said at the time. It was a big moment and went against me.But there were so many moments that went Gerrards way.The biggest of them all came in Istanbul in the 2005 Champions League final. Trailing 3-0 at halftime against AC Milan, Liverpool was facing humiliation until Gerrard scored to begin a comeback that culminated in the clubs fifth European title -- won on penalty kicks.A year later in the FA Cup final, Liverpool was trailing 3-2 heading into stoppage time until Gerrard pounced with a long-range equalizer. Just like in the European final, the FA Cup was collected by winning a penalty shootout.I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career, Gerrard said in a statement. I am proud to have played over 700 games for Liverpool, many of which as captain, and to have played my part in helping the club to bring major honors back to Anfield, none more so than that famous night in Istanbul.Liverpools scouts spotted Gerrards talent as an 8-year-old and he went on to score 186 goals in 710 first-team appearances.Gerrard, who also made 114 appearances for England, now has a decision to make about his next job.I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be, Gerrard said. I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.Gerrard was in talks about becoming manager of third-tier club MK Dons last week but decided that vacancy came a bit too soon.I definitely have dreams and aspirations of having a go at management or assisting the manager and being back involved in the dressing room, Gerrard said. But Ive got many, many years to do that.---Rob Harris is at and Cheap Buffalo Bills Jerseys . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. Cheap Chicago Bears Jerseys .B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Stalwarts Kyah Simon and Michelle Heyman say the W-League will hit peak standard this season as clubs invest in both local and foreign talent to challenge the domination of reigning champions Melbourne City.Imports from 20 different countries have signed up for the ninth instalment of the womens domestic competition, complimenting a bevy of Matildas stars including Sydney FCs Simon and Canberra Uniteds Heyman.Among the new signings is Brazil international defender Monica Hickmann Alves, who joins Adelaide as the first from her country to play in Australia, while Japanese World Cup-winner Yukari Kinga is on board with Canberra United and Sydney are set to unveil their own South American signing this week.Though some contracts are still being finalised, clubs will collectively spend more than $1 million for the first time this season, a rise on the $920,000 outlay of the last when cashed-up City set a new benchmark in their inaugural campaign.Premiers and champions City scored 38 goals in 12 regular-season games, in a brutal lesson on what money can do.The club has lost its most potent strikeforces in Scottish star Kim Little and Matildas co-captain Lisa De Vanna, who is yet to sign anywhere.But in the duos place theyve signed American Erika Tymrak and veteran Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams, while also retaining gun Welsh midfielder Jessica Fishlock and Matildas Steph Catley, Larissa Crummer, Laura Alleway and Teigen Allen.The general consensus is that City are still the team to beat, the gap just no longer looks as daunting to thosee chasing. Discount NFL Jerseys For Sale. Simon, whose largely unchanged Sky Blues team are after revenge for last seasons 4-1 grand final loss, believed the trophy was up for grabs.Its going to be the most incredible W-League season, just the international response and interest has been through the roof this year, Simon told AAP.Seeing so many international players coming to Australia to play the W-League not only boosts the brand of the game but also the quality of the competition.City pipped us at the post last year so well definitely be out to get one back on them.Heyman will be part of one of the fields most potent attacks alongside American duo Jasmyne Spencer and Celeste Boureille but still has her eye on City after they poached Williams from between Uniteds posts.City won it last year without Lydia, now theyve put one of the worlds best goalkeepers in the back its going to be a challenge, Heyman said.But Sydney FC have a very strong squad with all the girls going back there and theres so many internationals - I think this is the most weve ever had in the W-League.The standard is going to be another step above what it was last year - its hit its peak.The word is getting around how good the league is.W-LEAGUE IMPORTS - WHERE THEYRE FROMBrazil, Canada, Chile, Taiwan, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Wales. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Camo China NFL Jerseys Black China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL HoodiesWholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '

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