Women's Sport: Rylee Foster joins Liverpool after finishing West Virginia University

Rylee Foster

Canada under-20 international goalkeeper Rylee Foster has signed for Women's Super League side Liverpool.

Foster has joined the club after completing four-years in the American college system at West Virginia University. 

The 21-year-old kept 39 clean sheets for the university in 84 appearances.

Her arrival makes her the Reds' second signing of the January transfer window, with Rachael Furness already joining the Merseyside-outfit from fellow WSL club Reading.

Liverpool currently sits the second bottom in the WSL table and only have one win so far in the league.

The Reds' manager Vicky Jepson had this to say on the goalkeepers' signing:

"It's about signing a good, quality goalkeeper that brings competition to our current squad. She's a fantastic fit for us for the future," said Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson.

"She's settled in well and we're looking forward to seeing what she's capable of."

Liverpool's current first-choice keeper' Anke Preeuss saved a penalty against Bristol City and helped the club win their first league game of the season.

Last week, the Red's other shot-stopper Fran Kitching endured a horrific head injury in training. She described it on social media as "the worst injury she had ever suffered".

Speaking on her move to Prenton Park, Foster said: "It's been a dream for me to play for Liverpool since I was a young kid.

"To be able to start my professional career and be in Liverpool - this was the ultimate goal. I'm going to come in, work hard and do everything I can to help out," added Foster, who has a tattoo with the club's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' motto on her arm. 

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"I got the tattoo in 2014 after my grandmother passed away. My grandparents are both from Wavertree in Liverpool but moved away during the war. It's just a commemorative thing to show that they are always with me."

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