Soccer

Former Liverpool and England captain Gerrard retires

FILE - In this Liverpool's Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against Leicester during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England. Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England captain, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 and said he is considering a "number of options" about his next career move. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

FILE - In this Liverpool's Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against Leicester during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England. Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England captain, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 and said he is considering a "number of options" about his next career move. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has retired from professional soccer and is considering a "number of options" about his next career move.

The 36-year-old Gerrard, who has also been captain of England's national team, announced recently that he was leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after two seasons.

Gerrard says "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."