Rhiannon Roberts signs new contract with Liverpool FC Women

New contract for Liverpool's Rhiannon Roberts
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Welsh international right-back Rhiannon Roberts has signed a new contract with Liverpool FC Women.

Roberts is in her third year with the Reds after joining from Doncaster Rovers Belles back in July 2018 and her next appearance will be her 50th in a Liverpool shirt.

Roberts said: “I’m really looking forward to the future. We’ve built some great foundations this year and I’m ready
to go for next year now. I’m putting all my energies into that and we’re ready to go to try to get ourselves back up where we belong.”

The 30-year-old also reflected on a 20/21 season where the Reds finished third in a Championship race played entirely without fans.

“It’s been highs and lows this year really. It’s been a difficult year for everybody. We’ve been really lucky to be able to continue doing what we love every day, and continue playing in our league.

“It’s been a season of two halves really but we’ve got some really good results in the second half of the season and our performances have been good.

“It’s been gutting to play without fans. I’m their number one fan! I love the buzz of going out when the fans are there cheering, clapping and singing their songs. The one time we had them this season was a big scoreline that day and I think it really boosted the girls.

“We can’t wait to have our twelfth man back.”

Liverpool FC Women interim manager Amber Whiteley said Roberts would continue to be a crucial
part of the team going forward.

“Razza has been an integral part of the team, particularly over the last season, and we’re delighted she has committed her future to us.

“She is the ultimate professional both on and off the pitch, and everything she does is for the greater good of the team.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Raz these last 12 months – every day she comes into the training ground and wants to be better. I’m looking forward to continuing that journey next season and beyond.

“No doubt Razza will be key to our future success.”

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