Liverpool Women have experienced a lot of upheaval in the past few months, least of which being their name change from the Liverpool Ladies. One of the biggest changes had to be the departure of captain Gemma Bonner, as she signed for Northwest rivals Manchester City. So naturally the new rebuild would have to include the appointment of a new captain for the club.
Thursday, after quite a few pre-season matches and leading up to their first match of the season against brand new Manchester United Women, the club announced new defender Leandra Little as the captain for Liverpool Women.
The move comes as little surprise. She was captain underneath Neil Redfearn’s Doncaster Rover Belles last season, and captained them to the FA WSL2 title. Speaking on the appointment, Redfearn said: “Leandra is going to be a massive influence for us both on and off the pitch this season.
”She showed what a real leader she was during Doncaster Rovers Belles’ title success last season and will prove to be a crucial member of the squad this year for Liverpool FC Women.”
Little herself echoed that excitement in speaking to the club website, eager to lead the team to glory.
“It is a real honour and privilege to have been named as club captain for a club as big as Liverpool FC Women and I will do everything I can to fulfil the role to the very best of my ability,” Little said.
”It is really exciting times for the club and the squad cannot wait for the season to get started. As a team with some many new faces we have gelled together really quickly.
”This is testament to the work the coaching staff have done on the pitch and the fact we are all working hard towards achieving our common goals. As a squad we have every confidence that we can have a successful season together.”
Exciting times are on the horizon for the Women and while the work has barely just begun, it looks like they’re building a lot of good foundations from the rubble of the demolished previous squad.