Forward Rianna Dean, aged just 22, has signed for the Reds following a three year stint with Tottenham Hotspur. Dean was a part of the Spurs side that won promotion to the Women’s Super League in the 2018/19 season — a feat she will hope to replicate at Liverpool.
Prior to playing for Spurs, Dean played one season for the Milwall Lionnesses after emerging from the Arsenal academy.
At Spurs, she scored 21 goals in 63 total appearances, playing full-time while simultaneously going to school full-time. At the end of June she graduated with a 2:1 in Sport & Exercise Science degree, a feat which certainly shows her dedication and ability to perform well under pressure.
She has played for England up to the U21 level, and comes to Liverpool as a “proven goalscorer,” per Matt Beard.
“She had a great first WSL season before being in and out of the team last year. So she’s hungry and we’re getting a talented young player as well as adding depth to the squad and competition for places.”
Dean, for her part, is excited to join the Reds.
“I’m buzzing, the club is massive, I’m really looking forward to it and I’m really happy to be here,” she said.
“My job is to score goals and hopefully that is what the fans will see from me. I like to work hard and do my best for the team.”
She looks forward to the challenge of competing for a starting role at Liverpool.
“When you have healthy competition it only pushes individuals in the team to do better. I’ve come here to get promotion and help the team push on.”
Dean has taken the No. 19 jersey.