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Interim Manager Amber Whiteley Extols Virtues of Captain Niamh Fahey

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Fahey has scored three goals in the last two games.

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Liverpool Women have won their last three matches, scoring nine goals and conceding exactly zero. They’ve climbed to joint-third place with Sheffield United in the FA Women’s Championship, in large part thanks to the strength of their defense, lead by captain Niamh Fahey.

In addition to protecting the goal, Fahey has also been scoring on the other end as well. She bagged a brace in the Reds’ impressive 5-0 victory over Coventry City and before that, she netted the only goal to seal a win against Crystal Palace.

The talented defender and former Chelsea and Arsenal player has stepped up to help her team rebound from a bad run in the winter, and now the Reds are seven points behind second place Durham Women with a game in hand.

Interim boss Amber Whiteley praised the 33-year-old center-back’s leadership in preparation for their next match against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow afternoon.

“I think Niamh is going for the Golden Boot!” Whiteley joked to the official site.

“Niamh has been incredible these last 11 weeks and I know that it means absolutely everything to her to put on that Liverpool shirt and to be captain of this team.

“It really hurt her, the period we had before Christmas, but she has really stood tall and in recent weeks stepped up to the mark. She is a fantastic leader and role model to the other players.”

Liverpool play the late match against Blackburn Rovers at 6:30BST/1:30EST. You can find ways to watch the match for free in our match preview.

That’s not the only game with big consequences for the Reds happening tomorrow. The early kick-off will see second place Durham welcome joint-third place Sheffield United in one of those games where you just cross your fingers and hope for a draw.