Liverpool Women sign Canadian international Olivia Smith

Sporting Lisbon's Olivia Smith signs for Liverpool
Olivia Smith on the ball for Sporting CP against Benfica. (Pedro Porru / SPP)

Liverpool have signed 19-year-old Canada international midfielder/attacker Olivia Smith from Sporting Lisbon.

Smith’s first season as a professional in Portugal saw her named Best Young Player of the Campeonato Nacional Feminino.

She produced 13 goals and nine assists from her 18 league appearances, Sporting secured Women’s Champions League qualification by finishing runners-up to Benfica.

For Canada, Smith became her country’s youngest-ever player when she debuted aged 15 years and 94 days back in November 2019 and to date has 10 senior caps to her name.

She featured at the 2023 Women’s World Cup and received the Young Player of the Tournament prize at the Concacaf W Gold Cup earlier this year.

Smith told “Now that I’m finally here in the facility, I got to see a little bit of Liverpool, I absolutely love it and I’m super-excited.

“It’s definitely a prestigious club as a whole and also for my dad it’s very important for him – this is the club he’s been watching and following since he was younger. So, it’s very cool to actually be a part of this thing and get this opportunity.

“I think it’s super-exciting because we have such a young team and [last] season they were amazing. I’m excited to be a part of a squad like this.

“I definitely feel like I can contribute to the players and the team and the staff itself – just as a person but also as a player, pushing for that Champions League spot for next year.”

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