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Liverpool FC Women Sign Goalkeeper Katie Startup On Loan

Startup moves to Merseyside from Brighton & Hove Albion for the 2021-22 season.

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Liverpool FC Women announced on Thursday the signing of goalkeeper Katie Startup on loan for the 2021-22 season from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 22 year old will join Rachael Laws and Rylee Foster in the goalkeeper’s camp and comes with plenty of FA Women’s Championship League experience, having spent time at Charlton Athletic as well as Brighton.

Startup has already been training with the Women at the Solar Campus, and is looking forward to her new adventure as the seventh new signing brought in by returning manager Matt Beard.

“It’s really exciting to be a part of the changes at the club with Matt coming in and to see where this group can take us,” Startup said.

“It’s a really friendly group and the training quality has been great. I had a really positive chat with Matt and Joe the goalkeeping coach before signing, so I knew it was going to be quality.

“I’m really enjoying it already. Obviously it was a positive campaign last season and hopefully we can go one or two steps further this year.”

While it’s unclear how many actual minutes of playing time she’ll get, she’ll be able to learn from two senior keepers on Laws and Foster that she can carry throughout her career.

“I have plenty of experience already in the Championship and I think I can bring that to the team, and they can help me raise my game further,” the goalkeeper continued.

“I’m excited to work with Rachael and Rylee and hopefully we can help each other as much as we can.”

The Liverpool FC Women start their campaign towards promotion next weekend on August 29th, with a match at Prenton Park against London City Lionnesses.