Steven Gerrard's wife looking forward to LA stay

Steven Gerrard's wife looking forward to LA stay
The wife of Liverpool player Steven Gerrard, Alex Curran (above), apparently can’t wait to leave the UK for Los Angeles.

The wife of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, Ms Alex Curran, apparently cannot wait to leave the UK for Los Angeles.

Major League Football club LA Galaxy has confirmed that the 34-year-old midfielder will arrive in July, when his contract at Anfield expires.

Ms Curran, 32, told UK's The Mirror in an interview that swapping the Britain's north-west for the west coast of America is like a dream transfer.

"I love it here. Look at it. It's so warm, sunny and beautiful. I can't wait to move here," she said, while at Villa Blanca, a top restaurant at Beverly Hills.

She had just made her first house-hunting trip to Los Angeles last week.

She added that her husband has an 18-month deal with LA Galaxy, but she hopes that it will be extended as she loves the area.

"I'd love to stay here longer. It's so different from ­Liverpool, but I think we'll be really happy," said Ms Curran.


Persuading their daughter, Lilly-Ella, 10, however, may prove to be more challenging.

The couple have two other daughters, Lexie, eight, and Lourdes, three.

"She's (Lilly-Ella), like 'Oh no, I don't want to go, I don't want to leave my friends,'" Mrs Gerrard said.

"It's been a bit difficult trying to persuade her, but once she's here I'm sure she'll love it, I know she will.

"The others are really excited. They can't wait. I've been calling them to tell them all about it. There's so much for them to do."

She said that Gerrard is getting in the mood for life in the US, even though leaving Anfield will be tough.

He signed for Liverpool when he was nine.

"Steven is looking forward to coming out here," said Ms Curran.

"He hasn't been here before, so I have been FaceTiming him as I've been going around. I've shown him everywhere."

The footballer told earlier that he is not going there for a holiday nor to enjoy himself.

"I'm going there to win; if I win and play well, then my life becomes enjoyable," he maintained.

This article was first published on February 17, 2015.
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