8 February 2013
Lifelong Liverpool supporter Becky Easton comes home to the club she loves. Becky with over 25 years experience of playing at the top level adds quality experience to a predominantly young squad.
Becky’s extensive contribution to women’s football was acknowledged when she was chosen to be an Olympic Torch Bearer in June 2012. Becky played in midfield for England, but recently she has played at right back.
Becky last played for Liverpool between 1994 and 1997. In the 94/95 season she helped Liverpool become runners up in the top division. In this spell she is hoping Liverpool can go one better. Since Leaving Liverpool in 1997 Becky has played for Everton (1997-2000), Doncaster Belles (2000 – 2004), and Everton (2004 – 2012) and has championship winning medals in the Premier League (1998), League Cup (2000) and FA Cup (2008).
Becky a former England captain with 44 England caps was a member of England’s first ever World Cup Finals qualifying team in Sweden (1995). Becky was awarded ‘International Player of the Year’ in 2001 for the consistency of her international performances.
On signing for Liverpool Becky said: “Early on in my career (1994) I played for Knowsley United Ladies when they became Liverpool Ladies. So now it's nice to come full circle and join Liverpool again towards the latter part of my career. From what I've seen so far, the club is moving in the right direction and there are exciting times ahead. I hope the experience and qualities I've gained over many years in the women's game can assist the squad as we strive for success.
It also adds something special to play for the club that you've supported all your life.”
Liverpool Ladies manager Matt Beard commented: “After Becky was released by Everton she came into train with us during the off season. Becky has impressed me enough to earn a one year deal. She obviously brings a wealth of experience and will provide good competition in the back line.”