Liverpool goalkeeper Anke Preuss leaves club.
Liverpool goalkeeper Anke Preuss is set to leave the club on the expiration of her contract.
Liverpool released a statement on Friday afternoon confirming that the German stopper was departing the Red half of Merseyside.
Preuss announced her departure on the Liverpool website saying “One of the great attributes of this club is its fan base. I just personally want to say thank you to all of you for supporting us throughout the years”. “My time here has ended but I’m proud to have been able to play for you guys. All the best to all the girls for the upcoming season.”
She joined the club from Sunderland in 2018 and made a total of 31 appearances for the Reds during her time on Merseyside. Liverpool Women manager Vicky Jepson was full of praise for the departing stopper.
She said: “Myself and all our backroom staff would like to thank Anke for the professional, hard-working attributes she brought to our team over the last two years”.
” I am sure all our fans will join me in thanking Anke for her time at the club and wish her the best of luck for the future”.
Preuss was also part of the FFC Frankfurt side that won the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2015 and also won the DFB Pokal Cup with them as well as winning the Bundesliga title whilst at Hoffenheim.
During her time at the club she was named as the first ever winner of the Liverpool FC Women Standard Chartered Player of the Month award.
The German said on her social media ” It saddens me that the game against West Ham was my last game wearing the Liverpool shirt. A shirt that comes with great honour. Every time I walked on the pitch with the liver bird on my chest I tried to do it justice”.
“Thanks to all the fans that have supported us unconditionally over the years. You are one of a kind and always made me feel welcome. I would have loved to say a proper goodbye on the pitch, but there are bigger worries at this point in time”.
“Every chapter of life has its challenges. So did my time in Liverpool. Some people come in disguise others turn out as great friends and mentors. There are a few people I’d like to highlight”.
“Chris Kirkland it was a pleasure to learn from an ex-Premier League goalkeeper you’ve always been a vital mental support system in such a ruthless occupation”.
“Hina Chauhan thank you for being my medical interpreter who never got tired of explaining medical terms. Thanks for knowing that the sentence “I’m alright” comes with many meanings”.
“Heather Carroll the good soul of LFCW. Thanks for always being there for me and making life in England easier”.
“Last but not least, Jennifer Herst is living proof that quality has nothing to do with age. I have developed massively this season and this is mainly down to your hard work”
“Working with you felt like an equal partnership. Thanks for stepping up my game. You’ll be influential on a lot of goalkeeper’s careers. I look forward to my next chapter to develop my game and become an even more experienced player. Best of luck to the girls for next season.”
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