The winger Niamh Charles has left Liverpool following the end of her contract, it was announced today via The Reds’ official website.
The 20-year-old forward has spent her entire career so far at the club, graduating from Liverpool’s
Centre of Excellence and the Development Squad.
She has featured in Liverpool’s first team for the past four years, making 59 appearances and scoring 11 goals. Following both the end of the FA Women’s Super League season and Liverpool’s relegation to the FA Women’s Championship, Charles has decided to part ways with her childhood club.
In a statement on Twitter, Charles said that playing for Liverpool has ‘truly been a dream come true’ but that ‘a new challenge’ was the best thing for her career.
Liverpool’s manager, Vicky Jepson, paid tribute to Charles on the club’s website: “It’s sad to say our goodbyes to Niamh as she’s someone we would like to see continuing wearing the LFC shirt.
“I have no doubt that Niamh will go on and achieve her goals in her next footballing chapter.”
Charles has not announced her next move but the future may well be bright for the Wirral-born winger. She has featured in the England youth set-up and will take a wealth of Barclays FA Women’s Super League experience to her new club.
Liverpool have now parted ways with five players since the end of the season, as Charles has
followed Fran Kitching, Anke Preuss, Christie Murray and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk out of the
Merseyside door. Fans of the team will be hoping for some news on arrivals to replace them, now
the transfer window is officially open.
By Daniel Fine