Liverpool FC Women have added goalkeeper cover with the signing of 21-year-old Charlotte Clarke from Derby County.
Clarke made her first start for Derby aged 16, then had spells at Leicester City and Stoke City Women, before re-joining the Rams and dual-registering with Aston Villa.
LFC Women goalkeeping coach Joe Potts told Liverpoolfc.com: “For a young ‘keeper, Charlotte has a lot of playing experience, which is obviously valuable.
“With the situation we have in the goalkeeping department, it’s important we have someone who can slot into game time if we need them but also has the potential to push on – and that’s what we get with Charlotte.
“So, I’m excited to see how she develops over the next few months.”
Clarke said: “It feels absolutely surreal to be here – it’s Liverpool, the biggest club in Europe and I’m absolutely amazed and thankful to be here. To be thought of to come here is incredible and such an honour.
“My family were ecstatic for me. I started off at Derby Women, so it holds a special place in my heart. It was a tough decision to leave but I really want to push on and get to the top and I really feel that Liverpool can do this.”
Clarke will join a goalkeeping unit that includes Rachael Laws and the currently sidelined Rylee Foster, who suffered fractures in her neck vertebrae following a car accident in October.