Galaxy Boss Rescheduled Flights so Steven Gerrard Can Watch League Cup Final

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 27, 2016

Former Liverpool and England International soccer star Steven Gerrard responds to questions while seated beside coach Bruce Arena during a press conference following a training session with Gerrard's new teammates from Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy in Carson, California, on July 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Think of Liverpool, and you'll likely think of Steven Gerrard.

The 35-year-old is synonymous with the Reds, and the idea of the Anfield legend missing his boyhood club's League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday is unfathomable.

And it seems his new boss at Los Angeles Galaxy, Bruce Arena, agrees with that sentiment, per Jack Bezants of the Daily Mail.

CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Steven Gerrard of LA Galaxy during the CONCACAF Champions League match between LA Galaxy and Santos Laguna at StubHub Center on February 24, 2016 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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Gerrard, who left Liverpool for the Major League Soccer side last summer, is in the midst of a CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final tie against Mexican outfit Santos Laguna. It seems he was at risk of missing the Wembley showpiece due to the Galaxy's flight schedule ahead of Wednesday's second leg.

But Arena came to his rescue.

"When I told Bruce the kick-off time, he pushed training and our flight to Mexico back an hour on Sunday to ensure I didn't miss it," Gerrard said, per Bezants.

LONDON - JUNE 02:  Generic views of Wembley Stadium ahead of the Charity Celebrity Football Match against a team of Nationwide Customers at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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The boss will be hoping his English midfielder can repay his generosity by providing the spark in Torreon after the two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg on Thursday.

[Daily Mail]