Tough-tackling defender gets new two-year deal at Liverpool Women

Liverpool's Leighanne Robe
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Leighanne Robe, a 26-year-old versatile defender, has signed a new contract with Liverpool FC Women to keep her at the club until 2022.

Already looking forward to getting back into training, she told “I’ve really missed it. It was hard especially in the first few months because you were doing a lot of training individually. We’re back in two weeks and I just can’t wait,” she said.

The Reds will play in the Championship next season and Robe knows they will have a tough battle ahead to fulfil the aim of bouncing straight back to the WSL.

“Every team is going to raise their standards when they play us, it’s still a tough league,” she said. “It’s going to be like a cup final in every single game for us but we’re looking forward to the challenge.

Reds boss Vicky Jepson commented: “Robey has shown great growth in the last two seasons. She’s proven she’s a tough defender to come up against and was leading the WSL tackling stats for much of last season, which highlights her out-of-possession qualities.

“She’s a natural competitor and has the right mindset for the challenge we have ahead to bounce straight back into the WSL.”

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