FAWSL champions Liverpool sign Satara Murray, Ingrid Ryland and Line Krogedal Smorsgard.
Liverpool Ladies have today announced the triple signing of Satara Murray, Ingrid Ryland and Line Krogedal Smorsgard.
Liverpool Ladies are back-to-back Women’s Super League title winners and have begun preparations to make it a hat-trick by further strengthening their squad ahead of the 2015 season.
Satara Murray joins Liverpool from North Carolina Tar Heels, the defender previously played for Washington Spirit.
Murray said on the club’s official website: “Having played college football for a number of years I feel as though I am now ready to make the step up to professional football and couldn’t ask for a better move than to Liverpool Ladies. Liverpool Ladies are a club definitely going places, which was highlighted by the two recent WSL title victories, and I cannot wait to start. I would like to thank all those at North Carolina for their support over the last few years and helping me to achieve this fantastic opportunity.”
Ladies manager Matt Beard said: “Satara is a superb signing for us. She is a massive talent who has a big future ahead of her and will provide us with options in defence. Satara is an athletic defender with a great physical presence who has a good reading of the game. Her speed is also a massive asset and I’ve no doubt she will prove to be an excellent signing for us as we prepare for the upcoming season.”
Full-back Ingrid Ryland joins Liverpool from Norwegian Toppserien side Arna-Bjornar.
Beard commented on Liverpool FC’s website: “Ingrid is another great signing for Liverpool and I’m sure she’ll help to improve our defence. I’ve seen Ingrid play for Norway on a number of occasions and I’m sure she will suit our style of play perfectly. I think modern-day full-backs have to be able to attack as well as defend, so Ingrid is another great signing for us as we look to compete in four competitions this season.”
Norwegian striker Line Krogedal Smorsgard makes the move to Merseyside from Klepp IL.
Smorsgard commented on the club’s official website: “This is a great move for me and I cannot wait to get started,” she said. “The Women’s Super League is definitely improving and I’m really excited to join such a big club in Liverpool. To be able to join the reigning Women’s Super League champions and play UEFA Women’s Champions League football is a brilliant feeling.”
Beard added: “Line is an excellent striker with a keen eye for goal. Although we won the league last season, I felt as though we could improve going forward so to sign Line is another great signing for us.
“I’m confident that Line will really compliment the attacking players we already have at the club and will score plenty of goals for us. I’m sure Line will be a big hit with the supporters.”
Photo: Liverpool FC
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