Liverpool this morning announced that that they are joining other clubs, including Chelsea and Birmingham City, who this summer have decided to drop the ladies tag and change their name to ‘women’.
The club statement includes these quotes:
Liverpool FC Women’s manager, Neil Redfearn, said: “We are entering a new era for women’s football and this is an ideal time to review every aspect of our team, to ensure we are set up for future success. The renaming of my refreshed squad is just one aspect we’re looking at and fits perfectly with the overall move towards a more modern and inclusive game.”
Chief Executive Officer, Peter Moore, added: “I have witnessed women’s football go from strength to strength over the last few years and I’m excited about this new stage in the game. We are in a prime position to be at the forefront of these changes, so it was an obvious choice to rename the squad before the new season starts.
Next up for the Reds
A mini-tour of Germany commences on Wednesday 1st August away to SGS Essen at Sportpark am Hallo (5.30pm KO), followed by on Sunday 5th August with a clash against Bayern Munich at FCB Campus (4pm KO).