New deal for Liverpool Women’s longest serving player

Liverpool's Ashley Hodson

Ashley Hodson has signed a new contract with Liverpool FC Women and is already the club’s longest-serving player on 113 appearances.

Manager Matt Beard said: “I gave Ashley her debut back in 2014. I remember back then how excited we were by her pace, how direct she was and she was a good finisher.

“She’s developed over the years I’ve been gone and we’re delighted she decided to commit her future to the club.

“She’s a big part of the team now, she’s got a fantastic personality and for me she’s going to be a vitally important part of the team going forward. She knows the club and she knows this division now.”

Hodson says a push for promotion to the WSL is top of the wish list for 2021/22 while personally she’ll be looking for goals and assists to help the cause.

“I’m really excited for what’s to come and I can’t wait to get going with the girls again,” said the 26-year-old.

“Obviously I’ve been at the club a long time and I can’t wait to carry on this journey.

“We’ve got a really good group, we’ve got a new manager in Beardy who I’m familiar with and I’m really excited to get going with him again.

“As a club we want to push on. The last year didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to and we’ve taken lessons from that. We want to turn the frustrations of last year into motivation.

“Working with Matt in the past it was a great experience and I can’t wait for him to come back in. He’ll bring a lot of leadership qualities, he’s a really good manager and I think all the girls who haven’t worked with him before are going to love him.”

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