Liverpool FC Women confirm player departures
Liverpool FC Women can confirm Megan Campbell, Charlotte Clarke, Ashley Hodson, Carla Humphrey, Leighanne Robe and Rhiannon Roberts will leave the club when their current deals expire at the end of the season.
The players will embark on new chapters in their careers after helping secure the Reds’ impressive return to the Barclays Women’s Super League this season with a memorable triumph in the Women’s Championship in 2021-22.
Academy graduate Hodson will depart as the club’s record appearance holder in the professional era, playing 135 games since her debut in 2014. She was part of the squad that won the Women’s Super League title in her first season, then added the Championship title in 2022 before spending the past campaign on loan at Birmingham City Women.
Robe joined the Reds in 2018 and would go on to play more than 100 games for the club. Operating at left-back or centre-back, her love of a tackle and combative nature made her a fans’ favourite, while her Vitality Women’s FA Cup hat-trick against Lincoln City will long be remembered.
Roberts also joined the club in 2018 and will leave after five seasons just short of a century of appearances. Renowned for her whole-hearted versatility, ‘Razza’ operated in midfield, right-back and centre-back during her Reds career while campaigning successfully with Wales internationally.
Republic of Ireland international Campbell has spent the last two seasons with the club and also provided squad versatility by playing both as a left-back and a centre-back. Her set-piece delivery was an important factor of the Championship triumph, with her considerable WSL experience proving valuable on the return to the top division.
Humphrey joined the club in the summer of 2021, too, and was part of the squad that secured promotion back to the WSL. The cultured midfielder made more than 30 appearances in her two seasons with the team.
Clarke joined the goalkeeping pool in January 2021, adding further depth to a key group. She saved a penalty on her debut and has spent the past season on loan with West Bromwich Albion Women.
LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “I know our fans will join me in wishing all the players moving on the very best of luck in the future. It is a natural part of football for squads to evolve and change but we will be following their future progress with great interest.
“I’m pleased we have a final game on Saturday for the supporters to pay tribute to their work both in matches, on the training pitch and as part of the group.”
The Reds’ final game of the Women’s Super League season against Manchester United at Prenton Park offers supporters the chance to say goodbye and thank the players for their contributions, with further tributes to follow across the club’s digital platforms next week.