STEVEN Gerrard has told Liverpool he plans to leave the club and take its fanbase of 71 million with him.
The midfielder has decided, after 16 years at the club, to take his title-losing prowess elsewhere and sees no reason why he should do it on his own.
He said: “Week in, week out those fans shout my name, and I know how heartbroken they’ll be if I move to Barcelona, Juventus, or more realistically, Major League Soccer.
“We could all do with a break from Liverpool and it’d be lovely for them to back a winning team for once.”
The club is said to be amenable to the move and is planning to spend the transfer cash on some of the millions of Manchester United fans that are flooding onto the market.