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Report: Steven Gerrard could move to New York Cosmos

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 4, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Steven Gerrard has stated that he will be playing football next season, at Liverpool or not.

But could he be moving from Anfield to Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium?

Reports out of England say the Liverpool skipper could make a move to the New York Cosmos if he is not offered a new contract at the end of the season.

Gerrard has made nearly 700 appearances for the Reds, the only club he has played for since his youth days.

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Gerrard has said it is “Liverpool’s decision” if he returns to Anfield, which has sparked a flurry of rumors regarding his future in football.

The Cosmos play in the North American Soccer League, a tier below the Major League Soccer. While it seems that would rule out a move for one of the best midfielders of this generation, the club has hopes of joining the MLS and recently signed Spanish legend Raul, who has a front-office position waiting for him upon his retirement.

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What gives this report a little juice is that Rick Parry is on the board of directors for the Cosmos. Parry served as the chief executive at Liverpool from 1998-2009, starting the same year Gerrard made his first-team debut.

Could Gerrard join Frank Lampard as the next legendary English midfielder to make a move to the United States? Only time will tell.