Liverpool Women sign Miri Taylor from Angel City

Liverpool Women sign Miri Taylor

Liverpool FC Women have signed 22-year-old midfielder Miri Taylor from NWSL side Angel City FC in Los Angeles.

She previously spent three years at Hofstra University in New York where she was named a first team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches.

The Gillingham-born player had emerged from the Chelsea youth set up, making a first team debut at just 16, before spending a year at Arsenal.

LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “We’re absolutely delighted to bring Miri to Liverpool.

“She will add real versatility to the squad as a midfield player who can also play in any of the three forward positions.

“Technically she’s a very gifted player and a season in the NWSL last year has given her experience of a physical, transitional league as well.”

After a season in LA, Taylor was keen to return home to England and fulfil her hopes of playing at the highest level in her home country.

She said: “It’s a dream come true really. My mum is a massive Liverpool fan so just for her it’s amazing to be here and I’m really excited to get started.

“To come home and play in the Women’s Super League is always something I’ve wanted to do.

“I really hope for Liverpool I can be someone very dependable and reliable, a good centre midfielder who will break up play, get involved, be physical and counter quickly, be a bit of a leader in the middle, assist and score.

“When I went to America, I always imagined coming back to the WSL, that was always my dream, to play football in England at the highest level I can.

“When the NWSL rolled around I thought I can’t turn that opportunity down and I just wanted to get game experience and first team experience.

“I’m just really excited to have had interest from Liverpool in the first place and when it was Liverpool it was just tunnel vision.”

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