Republic of Ireland defender Niamh Fahey has signed a new contract with Liverpool Women despite the team's relegation to the second tier.

The Women's Super League was ended last week with Chelsea awarded the title and Liverpool dropping down.

The Reds, winners in 2013 and 2014, were bottom of the table, one point behind Birmingham, when the season was halted due to the coronavirus.

"I'm just really happy to commit my future to the club," said 32-year-old Fahey, who has made 90 appearances for the Girls in Green.

"It's a club I grew up supporting, so I was more than happy to stay. It's my passion, an amazing club to play for.

"I didn't realise that I would feel the way I do when I pull on the red shirt."

Fahey, originally from Galway, was a WSL title winner with both Arsenal and Chelsea.

She moved to Liverpool in 2018 from Bordeaux and has made 41 appearances for the club.

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