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

Former Liverpool keeper secures Reds return

Liverpool have completed the signing of former keeper Rachel Laws on a permanent deal according to reports on The Reds’ official website.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper joins Vicky Jepson’s side on a free transfer after leaving former club Reading at the end of last season upon the expiry of her contract at Adams Park.

Laws is no stranger to Liverpool. The keeper spent the 2013 campaign with The Reds, helping the club to the FA Women’s Super League 1 title. The player has since enjoyed spells in the top flight with both Sunderland and latest club Reading.

With first choice goalkeeper Anke Preuss and her understudy Fran Kitching both having left Prenton Park following Liverpool’s relegation to the FA Women’s Championship on a points per game basis, Reds boss Jepson was in desperate need of goalkeepers in the current transfer window. After securing the services of Laws, Jepson may now opt to sign a second goalkeeper to provide her with some stiff competition for the number one jersey.

Youngster Rylee Foster was signed by Liverpool last season as cover for Preuss when back up keeper Kitching suffered a nasty facial injury and it remains to be seen whether she will now compete alongside Laws this season.

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