The new FAWSL season is just around the corner and Liverpool FC Women are hard at work in their preparations ahead of their season opener against Reading. They had a successful preseason tour in the United States with the men’s team and have been hard at work since their return, successfully defeating Coventry United in a friendly with a score of 4-2 a couple weeks ago.
In addition to the friendlies and preseason preparations, a new vice-captain was appointed to work alongside Sophie Bradley-Auckland, in Niamh Fahey. Fahey joined the club in the summer of 2018, fulfilling a childhood dream of playing for the Reds (something we love to hear). At 31 years old, she has a wealth of WSL knowledge, having played for both Chelsea and Arsenal throughout her career.
“I feel very proud being named vice-captain, it is a big honour for me as a Liverpool supporter playing for the club,” Fahey said of the appointment.
“I’m really excited to get the new season under way and to build off the back of last season’s strong run-in. Having a full pre-season with the full squad and new faces will stand us in good stead and everyone is looking forward to getting started.”
Fahey primarily plays as a defensive midfielder, with time spent also as a centerback, having made 17 starts last season for the Reds. The position was opened up with the departure of Leandra Little, who acted as club captain alongside Bradley-Auckland and left the Reds for Sheffield United this summer.
Manager Vicky Jepson spoke highly of Fahey, saying: “Niamh Fahey is a great leader on and off the pitch.
”Niamh came to us with a lot of experience playing internationally and at the previous clubs she has played for.
”Off the pitch, she’s a fun character and a lot of our young players feel comfortable going to her with any issues.”
With the dup helping guide this still fresh team, it sounds like the Women are on the up and up this season. September 8th can’t come fast enough - and don’t forget you’ll be able to watch the match, anywhere and for free!