Kobe Bryant tells Steven Gerrard: ‘Welcome to Los Angeles.

Welcome to La La Land. I’ve been a fan of yours for a very, very long time. Kick some ass’

  • Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool for the MLS after this season
  • LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has welcomed his fellow star to Los Angeles
  • Gerrard has agreed an 18-month contract – worth £3.9million per year
  • ‘I’m looking forward to getting out there and watching you do your thing. I’ve been a fan of yours for a very, very long time,’ Bryant told Gerrard

LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant welcomed Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles by telling the Liverpool captain to ‘kick some ass’ and win the MLS title next year.

Gerrard’s free transfer to LA Galaxy at the end of the current Barclays Premier League season was confirmed on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old has agreed an 18-month contract – worth £3.9million a year – and Bryant admits he has admired Gerrard ‘for a very, very long time’.

Kobe Bryant welcomed Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles by telling the Liverpool captain to 'kick some ass'

Kobe Bryant welcomed Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles by telling the Liverpool captain to ‘kick some ass’

LA Lakers'  Bryant welcomed Gerrard to his city and challenged the midfielder to win the MLS title next year

LA Lakers’ Bryant welcomed Gerrard to his city and challenged the midfielder to win the MLS title next year

Gerrard scored twice against Wimbledon as Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup

Gerrard scored twice against Wimbledon as Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup

WHAT BRYANT HAS TOLD GERRARD

‘What can I say, man? Welcome to Los Angeles. Welcome to La La Land, and hopefully that means bringing another championship to the Galaxy. I’m sure it will.

‘I’m looking forward to getting out there and watching you do your thing. 

‘I’ve been a fan of yours for a very, very long time, and your versatility, and your aggressiveness, and your leadership.

‘Welcome to Los Angeles, man. Enjoy. Kick some ass in the process. I’ll be down there rooting you on my man. Peace.’

‘What can I say, man? Welcome to Los Angeles,’ Bryant told LA Galaxy’s official website.

‘Welcome to La La Land, and hopefully that means bringing another championship to the Galaxy. I’m sure it will.

‘I’m looking forward to getting out there and watching you do your thing.

‘I’ve been a fan of yours for a very, very long time, and your versatility, and your aggressiveness, and your leadership.

‘Welcome to Los Angeles, man. Enjoy.

‘Kick some ass in the process. I’ll be down there rooting you on my man. Peace.’

And Gerrard is relishing doing just that, too.

He told newspaper LA Times: ‘I think it’s a match made in heaven really. One of the reasons I chose LA Galaxy was because of the success they’ve had recently.

‘I want to finish my career very strong. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection.’

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard breaks silence on Anfield exit

Gerrard looks on as his fine free-kick goes over the wall on its way to securing Liverpool a 2-1 victory 

Gerrard looks on as his fine free-kick goes over the wall on its way to securing Liverpool a 2-1 victory

Gerrard is relishing the role with LA Galaxy after it was confirmed he will be joining after this season 

Gerrard is relishing the role with LA Galaxy after it was confirmed he will be joining after this season

 

 

 

Source : Daily Mail

 

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