Prenton Park before the match Liverpool Women v Reading Women, WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 08 Sep 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Utility player Roberts extends contract with Liverpool

Utility player Rhiannon Roberts has signed a contract extension with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s bottom club Liverpool according to reports on The Reds’ official website.

The 29-year-old, who can play in a variety of defensive and midfield positions, becomes the first player to extend their contract at Prenton Park during the close season.

Roberts joined Liverpool from former FA Women’s Super League 2 club Doncaster Rovers Belles in summer 2018 and the player has since gone on to represent The Reds on 20 occasions in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, 15 of which have been starts.

The player came through the youth ranks of Burnley before joining their Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers. Roberts spent more than four years as a senior player with Rovers before moving to Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2013. The Welsh international was a member of The Belles’ side which won the FA Women’s Super League 2 by a 10-point margin in 2017/2018.

That summer, Roberts followed The Belles boss Neil Redfearn to Liverpool and the player has since played an important role for the Merseyside club.

News of Roberts’ new contract at Prenton Park brings some much-needed cheer for Liverpool fans with no less than four first team players having already left the club so far this summer. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Christie Murray, Anke Preuss and Fran Kitching have all departed in the last fortnight.

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