Prenton Park ahead of the FA Women's Championship fixture between Liverpool and Durham - Image by The FA photographer

Liverpool’s Canadian international goalkeeper signs new long term deal

Liverpool goalkeeper Rylee Foster has signed a new long term contract with the club according to reports on The Reds’ official website.

The 22-year-old stopper moved to Prenton Park in January 2020 with Liverpool short on goalkeeping cover following former keeper Fran Kitching’s nasty facial injury.

Prior to the early curtailment of the 2019/2020 season due to COVID-19, Foster provided cover for the goalkeeping position with the player having been named on the bench for two Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures.

Foster made her long-awaited Liverpool debut earlier this season in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup. She impressed as The Reds defeated Manchester United 3-1 at Prenton Park before featuring in the club’s final two group matches. The player made her league debut for Amber Whiteley’s side as they drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers in the FA Women’s Championship on Sunday.

Liverpool see Foster as one of their most talented young players and the club have today moved to secure her services for the long term.

After signing her new deal, Foster told Liverpool’s official media channels “It’s so exciting. To have another contract with the club I love is an honour.

“Knowing that the club trusts in me and has a vision for me to go forward here, it was a no-brainer opportunity for me to be a part of a group that’s going to build forward momentum.

“Right now it’s a very challenging time for a lot of people and I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to secure my future and know that no matter what I’ll be with a great club, a great staff and with great people all around me all the time.”

Foster’s promise has also been identified by Canadian national team head coach Bev Priestman who drafted the player into the senior squad for February’s SheBelieves Cup. The player was an unused substitute for all three of her nation’s matches.

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