Liverpool Women have signed goalkeeper Charlotte Clarke from National League North facet Derby County.The 21-year-old joined her new team-mates in coaching final week and whereas she is out there for choice instantly, her contract with the Reds will formally start on January 1 when the switch window opens.
Starting her profession at Derby, Clarke has additionally performed for Leicester and Stoke and earned a name as much as the England U21s squad in 2020.On the transfer, Clarke mentioned: “It feels completely surreal to be right here – it is Liverpool, the largest membership in Europe and I’m completely amazed and grateful to be right here. To be considered to come back right here is unbelievable and such an honour.”It was a troublesome resolution to go away (Derby) however I actually wish to push on and get to the highest and I actually really feel that Liverpool can do that. It’s an amazing alternative which I’m going to take with each fingers.”
Clarke will be a part of a goalkeeping unit which incorporates Rachael Laws and the at present injured Rylee Foster.
Liverpool FC Women goalkeeping coach Joe Potts is worked up to see how Clarke develops on the membership (Picture: Liverpool FC)
“Hopefully I can become the keeper I do know I might be right here,” she mentioned. “I’m actually excited to work with Rachael, she’s acquired years of expertise and I’m actually excited to be taught from her, and actually excited to be working with Rylee as nicely.”
Liverpool FC Women goalkeeping coach Joe Potts added: “For a younger keeper, Charlotte has a variety of enjoying expertise which is clearly beneficial.”With the state of affairs we’ve within the goalkeeping division, it is necessary we’ve somebody who can slot into sport time if we’d like them but in addition has the potential to push on and that is what we get with Charlotte.”Liverpool Women are at present prime of the FA Women’s Championship and return to motion subsequent Sunday with a Women’s FA Cup tie away at Burnley.