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Ex-Liverpool, Leeds star Kewell announces 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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