Liverpool Ladies sign Wales international Rhiannon Roberts

Wales international Rhiannon Roberts has moved to Women’s Super League side Liverpool Ladies.

The 27-year-old who left Doncaster Rovers Belles won the Women’s Super League 2 title last season, but the club has been demoted following a shake-up to Women’s football in England.

Roberts will be managed by former Leeds United and Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn. Redfearn managed Doncaster Rovers Belles last season.

“This is a great move for me and I cannot wait to work with Neil again,” said Roberts speaking to LiverpoolFC.com

“Liverpool Ladies is a big club with real ambitions for the future so it was a move that I could not turn down.

Roberts who was born in Chester had previously played for Blackburn Rovers Ladies for four years, making 50 appearances and scoring three goals.

She had previously played for the England U23 squad, before changing allegiances to the Welsh national team after a call-up by manager Jayne Ludlow in 2015.

Liverpool Ladies manager Neil Redfearn said: “I am thrilled to have been able to sign Rhiannon as she played an invaluable role for Doncaster Rovers last season as well as also proving her qualities with Wales in their World Cup qualifying campaign,”

“She is an excellent defender who also has a real presence in the backline and I have no doubt that she will be a key player for Liverpool Ladies next season.”

She has played in each of Wales’ World Cup qualifying matches, being part of a defence which has yet to concede in Qualifying.

Wales teammates Kayleigh Green and captain Sophie Ingle have also been on the move this summer, having joined Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea Women respectively.

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