The Liverpool Women’s team came into this season without much depth, and has had to deal with a glut of injuries. Today, the team announced that they had signed midfielder Ceri Holland to help bolster the squad.
Holland spent the last four years playing for the University of Kansas in the United States. She earned all-conference honors in three of her four seasons, and scored eight goals and chipped in with a team high six assists in a covid-shortened season this past year.
The 23 year old initially hails from Yorkshire and describes herself as a box to box midfielder. In her initial interview after signing, she spoke of her excitement for signing with a big club.
I’m excited to get here and start with the girls. It’s just an honor really to be representing such a big club. For them to give me this opportunity is just amazing for me and I’m really excited to get going. It’s a good environment to be in and an environment where I think I can add something to it and help the team with results, hopefully. That’s my aim really. I just can’t wait to get going now and get on the pitch and start playing football again and represent a great club.
It’s the first signing for Liverpool’s new manager, Amber Whitely. She took over on an interim basis two weeks ago after the club and Vicky Jepson parted ways. Whitely, for her part, seems excited to have a player that fits so well with the club.
“We’re delighted to welcome Ceri to the club and she will add strength in depth to the playing squad,” said Whiteley. “She’s an athletic midfield player who brings great energy to the pitch and has a tremendous work ethic. She’s also a great person and has values that match those of the club.”
There are still a few days left in the transfer window for the Reds to make additional moves. Liverpool could really use a striker with a nose for goal as well as defensive depth.
Regardless, it’s good to see the team make a move to strengthen the squad. Holland’s first chance for action would be on February 7, when Liverpool travel to take on Charlton Athletic.