Continuing their summer trend of securing their biggest players with new contracts, Liverpool have come to a deal with Niamh Fahey. Fahey, the Liverpool captain, has been with the team for four years — which means she’s stuck it out through some very dark times. She therefore deserves the honor of leading the Reds on their march back to the Women’s Super League in the coming season.
The 34-year-old Republic of Ireland center-back called the decision to stay on a “no-brainer”. Meanwhile, manager Matt Beard heaped praise on his leader to celebrate the occasion.
“Niamh was outstanding last year, a great leader on and off the pitch,” Beard said.
“Her performances last season, even in the big games, were fantastic. Her experience will be something we will need next season. She’s a great character, technically she’s a very gifted football player and a very, very good defender.”
The Reds have already started their preseason off right with a 6-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. It’s not the top flight calibre competition that they’ll be facing in the league, but it was a nice way to kick-off the season.