Steven Gerrard will join Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract beginning in July, both the Liverpool captain and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed to the LA Times on Wednesday.

Gerrard, 34, will complete the formalities of the deal in the U.K., as he has not been given leave to travel to the U.S. to finalise the move, sources have told ESPN FC.

In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday.

"Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available," Arena, who has led the club to three Major League Soccer titles in four years, told the newspaper.

"He's a player of quality. I'm not concerned about how he's going to fit in with our team.

"We have a club now with a proven history of success. All those things go hand in hand in making LA Galaxy a very attractive team for players such as Steven Gerrard."