Rachel Furness signs for Liverpool

Rachel Furness has signed a permanent deal with Liverpool after being recalled from loan by Reading this morning.

Furness had spent the first half of the season on loan at Spurs and has one goal in nine WSL appearances so far this season.

Rachel Furness’ only league goal for Spurs came in a 1-0 win over the very team she’s joining – Liverpool.

The 31-year-old signs for Liverpool on the back of three years at Reading. She spent the previous six seasons with Sunderland. Furness has also had spells at Newcastle and at Icelandic team, Grindavik.

Rachel Furness will wear the number 27 shirt for Liverpool. She will be a welcome addition to Liverpool’s midfield ranks. The Reds have struggled in that department this season. The added depth will provide a boost to the whole squad.

Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Furness said: “I’m really excited to have signed for Liverpool, it’s such a massive club and I can’t wait to get going.

“The league position at the moment isn’t what they’d like but I can see the talent in the squad and I’m hoping to add to that and help the Reds move up the table.”

Furness will be available for Liverpool’s trip to Brighton on January 5. Her home debut may come when Manchester United travel to Prenton Park on January 12.

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Despite being England-born, Furness has over 60 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 17 goals for her country. She qualifies to represent Northern Ireland through her mother.

Liverpool manager, Vick Jepson, said: “This is a player who we’ve been keen on for quite a while and I’m delighted to welcome her to the club.

“Her experience and leadership qualities in the middle of the park will be valuable assets.”