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Liverpool snap up quartet
 Women's Football FA WSL news - 15 Jul 2018
 
FA WSL news - Liverpool snap up quartet - 15 Jul 2018 - Women's Football NewsLiverpool have bolstered their squad ahead of the new season with the signings of Niamh Fahey, Christie Murray, Sophie Bradley-Auckland and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.
 
Defensive midfielder Fahey joins the Reds from French Division 1 Feminine side Bordeaux having previously played for Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women.
 
30-year-old Fahey helped Arsenal Women to a domestic treble in 2009 before playing a key role as Chelsea Women won a domestic double in 2015.
 
On completing the move, Fahey said: "I am absolutely delighted to be returning to the WSL and playing for a club as big as Liverpool Ladies. I am a huge Liverpool FC fan so I cannot wait to pull on the red shirt for the first time.
 
"I really enjoyed my time in France with Bordeaux but felt as though the time had come to return to the WSL and experience a new challenge. Having spoken to Neil (Redfearn) and listened to the clubs ambitions, I am really confident that we will have a successful season."
 
Liverpool Ladies manager Neil Redfearn said: "This is a really important signing for the club as Niamh is a top class footballer. She has won a number of trophies during her spells with Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women so her experience will be vital for us this season.
 
"A number of other clubs tried to sign Niamh so we are delighted that she has decided that Liverpool Ladies would be the right club and I am really looking forward to working alongside Niamh."
 
Twenty-eight year old Murray (pictured) has previously played for Celtic FC and Glasgow City, Arsenal Women, Bristol City Women and Doncaster Rovers Belles.
 
The striker also has over 50 caps for Scotland and joins Neil Redfearn's new look Reds as they look to strengthen their attacking options.
 
On signing for Liverpool Ladies, Murray said: "I am absolutely delighted to have signed for Liverpool Ladies and I'm really looking forward to being back in WSL1. Having spoken to a number of players that have been at Liverpool before, I know what a huge club it is and I cannot wait to make my debut.
 
"There is going to be a new set of players at Liverpool Ladies for the new season but I know that if the players can gel quickly we will have a really successful season."
 
Liverpool Ladies manager Redfearn said: "This is another really important signing for the club and I am looking forward to working alongside Christie (Murray). She is a real goal threat as well as being technically excellent so will add some creativity to the team.
 
"Christie also has the experience of playing in WSL1 before with Arsenal Women and Bristol City Women so I am confident that Christie will hit the ground running and become a real asset."
 
Having progressed through the youth system at Nottingham Forest Ladies, Bradley-Auckland then joined Leeds United Ladies in 2006 for a four year spell.
 
Following her spell in Yorkshire, Bradley-Auckland then joined Lincoln Ladies and Notts County Ladies before joining the Belles in 2017 helping them to WSL2 title last season.
 
On completing the switch to Liverpool Ladies, Bradley-Auckland said: "This is a great move for me and I'm really excited for the new season. Liverpool is a fantastic football club with real ambitions to be challenging for trophies again so this was an easy decision to make.
 
"The opportunity to work alongside Neil (Redfearn) again was also a real pull as I feel as though he helped to develop my game to the next level last season. Although this is a transition period for the club, having spoken to Neil there is some exciting plans for the future and I cannot wait to get the season started."
 
Liverpool Ladies manager Redfearn said: "Securing the services of Sophie is another great acquisition for the club. She was immense for Doncaster Rovers Belles last season and also has the experience of having played WSL1 football before as well as representing England at senior level.
 
"Sophie is a very composed defender who is extremely confident on the ball and I'm sure she that will become a real fans favourite with the Liverpool Ladies supporters."
 
FA WSL2 top scorer for Doncaster Rovers Belles during the 2017 Spring Series, Sweetman Kirk joins the Reds to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season.
 
Ex-England U23 international Sweetman-Kirk signed for Everton Ladies from Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2017 having previously played for Notts County Ladies, Coventry City Ladies and Leicester City Women.
 
On moving across Merseyside, Sweetman-Kirk said: "I am absolutely delighted to join Liverpool Ladies and cannot wait to get started. Having spoken to a number of my ex-team mates at Doncaster Rovers Belles, they only had positive things to say about working with Neil (Redfearn) so I am really excited to get the opportunity myself.
 
"Neil (Redfearn) has made it clear that he wants to have a side that gets the ball down and plays good football so I am confident that this will suit my style of play perfectly. It is a fantastic move for me and I am confident that I can score many goals during my time at the Club.
 
Speaking on the acquisition of striker Sweetman-Kirk, Liverpool Ladies manager Neil Redfearn said: "This is a brilliant signing for the club as Courtney is a proven goalscorer who will offer us a real goal threat for the new season. Courtney finished as Everton Ladies' top scorer last season as well as finishing FA WSL2 top scorer the year before which highlights what a quality striker she is.
 
"I know that a number of other clubs were interested in signing Courtney so we are delighted that she has put faith in our ambitions for the future and chosen to sign for Liverpool Ladies."
 
The announcement completes a busy week for Liverpool who have also captured the signatures of Anke Preuss, Leandra Little and Rhiannon Roberts.
 

 
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