Goalkeeper Rachael Laws signs for Liverpool FC Women

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Rachael Laws returns to Liverpool FC Women, after a spell with the club in 2013.

Following the departures of goalkeepers Anke Preuß and Fran Kitching, the Reds have been in need of a veteran goalkeeper. Laws is the perfect fit for the club.

The right combination of knowledge and leadership can go a long way on and off the pitch. With Liverpool now relegated to the FA Women’s Championship, signings like this are important. It will take great leadership for the club to quickly get back to division one football.

In 2013, Laws arrived on Merseyside via loan from Sunderland. In that season, she made nine appearances for the Reds in what was a title-winning season.

“Hopefully I can make new memories now and hold them with me throughout my career,” said Laws to Liverpoolfc.com. “Back then was a really special time to play for Liverpool Football Club, it was a big thing.”

Laws arrives from Reading FC, where she played backup to Grace Moloney. She now looks forward to leading the Reds from the back, after a two-year spell at the Royals.

“I needed a new challenge and I spoke to Vicky [Jepson] and Jen [Herst], the goalkeeping coach,” said Laws. “Everything they said was what I wanted to hear and hopefully I can make an impact like I did seven years ago.”

Laws joins goalkeeper Rylee Foster. The Canada U20 international signed for the club in January.

The upcoming Women’s Championship season is expect to begin in September.

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