Ex-Liverpool, Leeds star Kewell announces retirement

Former Leeds United and Liverpool star Harry Kewell has announced his retirement.

Former Leeds United and Liverpool star Harry Kewell has announced his retirement.

The Sydney-born star, widely regarded as the greatest footballer Australia has ever produced, won a Champions League and FA Cup as a Red, although he was substituted due to injury after starting both finals.

His last match for Melbourne Heart, and of his career, is expected to be the A-League fixture against Western Sydney Wanderers on April 12.

The decision to retire was announced at a press conference on Wednesday, where the 35-year-old explained in detail why now is the time to bring the curtain down.

"The body's great - I felt it was the right time to go out on my terms," Kewell said.

"I wanted to be able to finish where I could still do things outside of football, all the things I couldn't do as a footballer. I can do these things now."

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