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Monday 17 Aug 2020
NI international Rachel Furness named Liverpool vice-captain

Northern Ireland senior women’s international Rachel Furness has been named vice-captain of Liverpool Women. 

Furness, 32, moved to the Reds last year after a loan spell at Spurs. The midfielder chipped in with four goals in four games for the Merseyside club before the season was stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Northern Ireland star will deputise for Naimh Fahey who has been named as skipper by boss Vicky Jepson.

“It’s a great honour and shows the belief the management have in myself as a player and a person,” Furness told Liverpool’s official website.

“I’m looking forward to the responsibility and using my experiences to get the best out of the team this season as well as push myself to be even better.

“Niamh lives and breathes Liverpool and when I came into the club you could see she was already a leader.”

LFC Women manager Jepson added: “Furney was only with us for 10 weeks before the league was terminated. It was the right decision to have that phone call with her and ask her to work alongside Niamh as vice-captain and take the armband when Niamh’s not on the pitch.”