18th November 2018

Four more signings announced by Liverpool Ladies

Sophie Bradley-Auckland

Liverpool Ladies have completed four more signings in Sophie Bradley-Auckland, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Christie Murray and Niamh Fahey.

Defender Bradley-Auckland has 28 England caps and joins from Doncaster Rovers Belles after helping them win the WSL2 title last season.

She told liverpoolfc.com: “The opportunity to work alongside Neil [Redfearn] again was also a real pull as I feel as though he helped to develop my game to the next level last season.

“Although this is a transition period for the club, having spoken to Neil there are some exciting plans for the future and I cannot wait to get the season started.”

The Reds have recruited another former Belles’ player in Courtney Sweetman-Kirk but from neighbours Everton.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk

The striker, who was the FA WSL2 top scorer for Belles during the 2017 Spring Series, said; “Neil has made it clear that he wants to have a side that gets the ball down and plays good football, so I am confident that this will suit my style of play perfectly.

Scotland striker Christie Murray comes in from the WSL 2 champions

Christie Murray with Neil Redfearn

Murray has won more than 50 caps for her country and strengthens Liverpool’s attacking options.

She said: “There is going to be a new set of players at Liverpool Ladies for the new season but I know that if the players can gel quickly we will have a really successful season.”

Redfearn commented: “She is a real goal threat as well as being technically excellent so will add some creativity to the team.

“Christie also has the experience of playing in WSL1 before with Arsenal Women and Bristol City Women, so I am confident that Christie will hit the ground running and become a real asset.”

Fahey is a Republic of Ireland international and transfers from French Division 1 Feminine side Bordeaux.

Niamh Fahey

Defensive midfielder Fahey has 52 caps for her country and helped Arsenal to the treble in 2009, before playing a key role as Chelsea won the double in 2015.

She said: “I am a huge Liverpool FC fan so I cannot wait to pull on the red shirt for the first time. I really enjoyed my time in France with Bordeaux but felt as though the time had come to return to the WSL and experience a new challenge.”

Redfearn said: “This is a really important signing for the club as Niamh is a top-class footballer. A number of other clubs tried to sign Niamh so we are delighted that she has decided that Liverpool Ladies would be the right club and I am really looking forward to working alongside her.”

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