Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join LA Galaxy in July on an 18-month deal, the Major League Soccer club announced on Wednesday.

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena and LA Galaxy president Chris Klein expressed their excitement over the addition to their franchise during a news conference on Wednesday.

"It's a big signing for our club and the response has been great," said Klein.

"It makes it a lot easier to get up in the morning when you have players of the calibre of Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard and Omar and others and it's a nice problem to have. It's something I look forward to dealing with when he does arrive and I'm quite confident that he's going to be a great addition to our team," said Arena.