Republic of Ireland international Niamh Fahey has been named Liverpool's vice-captain.

Fahey, who signed for the Reds last year, previously enjoyed stints with Arsenal and Chelsea. She made 17 starts for Liverpool in her first season and capped off the campaign by picking up the club's Professional Footballers Association's Community Champion Award.

She played as both a defensive midfielder and centre-back during her first season with the Reds.

Speaking to the Liverpool website following her appointment as the team's vice-captain, the 31-year-old Fahey said:

"I feel very proud being named vice-captain, it is a big honour for me as a Liverpool supporter playing for the club.

"I'm really excited to get the new season under way and to build off the back of last season's strong run-in. Having a full pre-season with the full squad and new faces will stand us in good stead and everyone is looking forward to getting started."

Liverpool FC Women manager Vicky Jepson added: "Niamh Fahey is a great leader on and off the pitch.

"Niamh came to us with a lot of experience playing internationally and at the previous clubs she has played for.

"Off the pitch, she's a fun character and a lot of our young players feel comfortable going to her with any issues."

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