Liverpool have been boosted with the news that Niamh Fahey has extended her contract at the club.
The Republic of Ireland defender joined Liverpool two years ago and has committed her future to the club as they prepare to face life in the FA Women's Championship next season following their relegation from the Womens Super League.
Fahey who's from Galway was named vice-captain of the Reds last season and speaking about her new deal to the clubs website she said I’m just really happy to commit my future to the club.
”It’s a club I grew up supporting, so I was more than happy to stay and it’s my passion. So I’m just over the moon, delighted".
The centre-back who can also play as a midfielder started 13 of Liverpool's 14 Women's Super League games in 2019-20.
She then went on to add It’s an amazing club to play for. I didn’t realise that I would feel the way I do when I pull on the red shirt.
“You know, you support the club but when you play for it, it’s a different feeling altogether. You have that badge and every day you are going out representing the club and it just adds an extra special meaning to me.
“As a supporter it’s beyond my wildest dreams to be a Liverpool player, so long may it continue.”
She also went on to talk about her hopes about bouncing straight back to the top flight of womens football as she said; "We are passionate about this club and we want to fight for this club. Vicky, our manager, now has a chance to implement her style and all the players are committed to bouncing back as quickly as possible.
“We still have a strong group of players and we are ready to go for the next challenge now.”
Fahey has now made 41 appearances for the club and Liverpool boss Vicky Jepson explained; "Niamh Fahey is Liverpool through and through. I’m personally delighted to have Niamh with us as our vice-captain, to help lead the players and be an integral part of our journey".
“She understands what wearing the Liverpool badge means to our fans and wears it with honour. Going through these tough times, a leader like Niamh is invaluable in your squad".
“The experience she brings from playing in the top flight of the women’s game for many years, with her international experience on top of that, stands out in training and on matchday".
“I’m sure all our fans will be delighted to see Niamh stay at our club, just as I am".
She has also captained her country as the first time against Slovakia at the 2015 Istria Cup.