Things are pretty dire for the Liverpool Women right now. They finished dead last in the Women’s Super League, earning their relegation to the second flight, and several key players jumped ship shortly thereafter. It is even worse considering the historic success of the men’s senior team.
However, with a new season comes new hope. Increased backing from FSG? Well, obviously not, but the club have made a few new signings, including a new striker, Amalie Thestrup from Roma yesterday.
Thestrup, like Daniel Agger before her, came up through the ranks at Brøndby, and played a single season at the University of Tennessee (hat tip to Gabe). She then moved to Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold, where she banged in 32 goals in 48 top-flight appearances in Denmark. She spent the last year at Roma, managing only 3 goals in 12 appearances in the pandemic-shortened season. Hopefully she’ll find her stride again on Merseyside.
“So I’m extremely excited to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” Thestrup told the club’s official website.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to go to the UK to play as it’s a really exciting development going on with women’s football and when Liverpool became a possibility for me, there was no doubt in my mind this was where I wanted to go to take the next step in my career.”
On whether she could be the next Great Dane, like Jan Mølby or Agger before her, she said:
“It’s an honour to be following in their footsteps as a Dane in Liverpool and I’m going to do my best to live up to the impact they had in Liverpool.”
Let’s hope our new number 9 can fire Liverpool back into the top flight.