17 January 2013
In preparation for the kick-off of the Womens Super League this March, Liverpool Ladies FC has signed some world class players from home and abroad to aid their title challenge. The new squad can be seen playing at their new home, Halton Stadium.
Additions to the squad such as Fara Williams and Natasha Dowie, signed locally from Everton, will be performing alongside players who come from much further afield, such as Whitney Engen and Katrín Ómarsdótti, who hail from the USA and Iceland respectively.
Liverpool Ladies player, Fara Williams commented: “I am so excited about this season. We have a really strong team and a new home to play in. With these factors combined I’m sure this will be a really exciting season for Liverpool Ladies and our fans”.
The refreshed Liverpool squad will be playing their home games at Halton Stadium in Widnes. The new venue is easily accessible for fans, with access from the M62 motorway and via public transport-just a short walk from Widnes train station. The all seater Halton Stadium has a capacity of more than 13,000 and boasts an artificial Astroturf pitch, as well as an electronic scoreboard.
Liverpool Ladies Manager, Matt Beard commented: “The team has had a complete facelift. We now sit under the Liverpool FC umbrella and with their support we have worked to build a squad with talented players from home and abroad. We’re very excited about kicking off the season at our new home, Halton Stadium and hope that fans will come and support us”.
The stadium is poised to host a selection of friendly matches kicking of with Liverpool Ladies v Manchester City on 26th January 2013.
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Pre season fixtures:
Saturday 26th January: V Manchester City – 7.15pm
Tuesday 5th February: V Leeds United – 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th February: V Blackburn Rovers– 7.30pm
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February: Four team tournament including; Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC, Forfar LFC and Glasgow Rangers LFC. Kick off times TBC.
Thursday 21st February: V Aston Villa – 7.30pm