The Liverpool FC Women have had a busy season after winning promotion to the WSL. They completed the core of the squad with a strong group of signings, led by Shanice van de Sanden, who boast a wealth of top flight experience. The club has also ensured that their brightest young talents are tied to multi-year deals as they try to build a group that will compete in the WSL for years to come. Taylor Hinds got a new contract last winter and Leanne Kiernan signed a new one last week.
The latest to tie her future to the club is Missy Bo Kearns. The young Scouser has been a midfield dynamo since joining the senior team, and manager Matt Beard wanted to ensure that local talent would become an important part of the club she has supported since childhood.
“Bo’s Liverpool through and through,” Beard said.
“She’s still young, she’s still learning her craft, but I felt she made so much progress last year, not only with us but also internationally. Making the move to the WSL, I’m excited to see what Bo can do. She’s a hugely talented player and being a Liverpool fan and a local player means something more to her.”
“I am convinced that Bo will go to the top in the future. She has all the attributes to be a top player and we are delighted to have acquired her services for years to come.”
For Bo, the new contract is an indication that the club believes in its ability to play at the highest level. She looks forward to continuing her progression as a player under manager Matt Beard.
“I am so excited that my hard work has paid off and that I have a new contract,” said the midfielder.
“It’s time to continue in the Premier League, do what I can for the team and hopefully I can do well. Since Matt came in, I’ve been improving every week and I’m excited to be working with him again. Just by playing you get more and more confident, playing with better players in training and I love playing with these girls.”
“I’m improving and I’m going to be tested even more this year, but I’m looking forward to it because if you want to be one of the best, you have to play against the best. I get pushed every day, we have experienced players in the team, we have very good young players. It’s competitive every day on the grass.”
Having grown through the youth ranks of the Academy, Kearns has made her way up to the senior team, and is extremely excited to represent her youth club. She has shown tremendous potential for both club and country in her young career, and is delighted to be challenging herself week after week against some of the best in the world.
“This is what I dreamed of as a kid and it’s come true and every day I’m going to make the dream come true, it’s unbelievable. I love the moment I’m there and I’m just going to work hard for the club. I can’t wait to see where I am, I want to push myself. I’ve played against top positions internationally and in cups, but to do it every week I just can’t wait because it will be more of a test.”