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Fahey to skipper Liverpool

Niamh Fahey aims to bring the Reds back to the Super Women's League. INPHO/MORGAN TREACY

Galway-born Niamh Fahey has been appointed captain of Liverpool for the new season. The 32 year-old Republic of Ireland international, who joined the club from Bordeaux, is thrilled with the appointment. She said: “It’s an amazing feeling. It’s something I never thought would happen. For me as a supporter, now being captain is beyond my wildest dreams and I’m going to embody the spirit of the club through my captaincy and bring out the values of a Liverpool player. It’s been a really enjoyable pre-season and we are working really hard to get back up to the Women’s Super League, where we feel we belong.’’

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Liverpool’s first game of the season is at home to Durham on Sept. 6. They play their home games at Prenton Park, the home ground of Tranmere Rovers. I make it that Niamh is the first Irish player to captain a Liverpool team since Dubliner Ronnie Whelan, who was appointed skipper of the men's senior team in 1988 and led the Reds to an FA Cup Final win over Everton in 1989.

-- Sean Creedon