The corner flag is seen before the game Liverpool Women v Chelsea Women, WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 15 Dec 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Full-back Purfield parts ways with Liverpool

Liverpool have today confirmed the departure of defender Jemma Purfield after 18 months with the club.

Purfield joined the Merseyside club back in January 2019 after moving from American college team Arizona State Sun Devils and she made 11 appearances in the famous red shirt.

The 23-year-old had stints with Doncaster Rovers Belles and Durham before making the move across the Atlantic after receiving a scholarship to play for the South Alabama prior to making the switch to Arizona.

After her Liverpool departure was confirmed, Purfield told official club media sources “I want to say a massive thank you to the players, staff and supporters for all they’ve done.

“It’s been an honour to play for a club as big as Liverpool.

“I wish everyone involved with the club nothing but the best for the future!”

Liverpool find themselves in a precarious situation following their relegation from the top tier of English women’s football. With many players looking for opportunities elsewhere and with the allure of top flight football, Liverpool face a battle to assemble a squad able to compete for the FA Women’s Championship title next year.

Purfield becomes the sixth player to leave Liverpool so far this summer, fresh on the back of key players such as Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Anke Preuss, and Christie Murray opting not to renew their contracts.

The young defender has not yet confirmed where her next destination will be so there still remains the possibility of a return to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League or even a move to an FA Women’s Championship club who are plotting a push for the title themselves next season.

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