09 June 2020

Liverpool re-sign vice-captain Niamh Fahey

Liverpool have re-signed their vice-captain Niamh Fahey ahead of their first season in the Championship.

Fahey has said she’s excited to remain at the Reds and is also determined to get her side back into the Women’s Super League after this season’s controversial relegation.

She said: “I’m just really happy to commit my future to the club. It’s a club I grew up supporting, so I was more than happy to stay and it’s my passion. So I’m just over the moon, delighted.

“We would have liked the opportunity to fight our way out of that situation [relegation] but that wasn’t to be, so we just have to accept what is now and to bounce back as quickly as possible and back to where we should be in the WSL.

“We are passionate about this club and we want to fight for this club. Vicky, our manager, now has a chance to implement her style and all the players are committed to bouncing back as quickly as possible."

The Republic of Ireland defender, who can also play in midfield, has made 41 appearances in her two years at the club.

And Reds boss Vicky Jepson shared her delight at Fahey re-signing.

She said: “Niamh Fahey is Liverpool through and through. I’m personally delighted to have Niamh with us as our vice-captain, to help lead the players and be an integral part of our journey. 

“She understands what wearing the Liverpool badge means to our fans and wears it with honour. Going through these tough times, a leader like Niamh is invaluable in your squad."

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