Leanne Kiernan becomes Liverpool Women’s first summer signing

Liverpool's new signing, Leanne Kiernan
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Liverpool FC Women have signed 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international Leanne Kiernan from West Ham United.

The striker who can also play as a winger, was brought to the Hammers by Reds’ manager Matt Beard, who told Liverpoolfc.com: “Leanne’s a versatile forward, she’s very quick and can score goals inside and outside the box.

“She’s an infectious personality and one of the biggest aspects is her work rate and how she conducts herself as I think it’s something we need in this league.

“I signed her when she was 18, she’s grown up a lot over those three years and I think this is a good move for her and for us. I’m looking forward to seeing what she can produce this year.”

Kiernan commented: “I’ve played as a winger for the last three years and I play as a striker for my country. I just can’t wait to get back out there on the pitch with my new teammates and settle in with my new family here at Liverpool.

“The club is a great name and it definitely has great ambition. I really enjoyed the phone call with Beardie, and it grabbed me towards Liverpool and it’s just an exciting time to be here.”

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