NewsMegan Campbell signs new contract with LFC Women
Megan Campbell has signed a new contract with Liverpool FC Women.
The 28-year-old defender joined the Reds last summer and has now agreed to extend her stay at the club.
After fighting back from a pre-season injury, the Republic of Ireland international returned for the final five months of the 2021-22 campaign and had a crucial role to play in the push for promotion and the FA Women’s Championship title.
As well as her defensive responsibilities, Campbell’s set-piece delivery was a key part of the Reds’ armoury, with her long throw-ins offering assists at key moments in crucial games during the run-in.
LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “Meg had a frustrating first half of the season with the injury but she worked really hard to get back to fitness.
“She then played an integral part in the push for promotion. Her throw-in is so dangerous but she’s a very talented player away from that and she’s fully deserving of this new contract.”
Campbell is delighted to be staying with the Reds as they prepare for their return to the Barclays Women’s Super League in September.
“Off the back of such a successful season for us as a club, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be,” she said.
“Being able to play consistently for the last five months, managing my load, it’s been nice to be able to be involved in the success of the club.
“A big reason I wanted to stay also is the togetherness of this team; it’s like something I’ve never been a part of before. Everyone fights for everyone, pushing each other in training to do well on the pitch no matter who’s playing in the starting 11 or who’s coming off the bench.
“I think we tend to thrive around each other.”
The centre-back, who can also play at full-back, is looking forward to Liverpool taking the step back up to the top level of the English game.
“I’m really looking forward to being back in the WSL, competing against top teams who are playing in Champions League finals and semi-finals,” she continued.
“For us, we want to compete and do as well as we can. It’s going to be a challenge definitely but we’re going to have a long pre-season ready to go into the WSL all guns blazing.”
Last season’s success saw the LFC Women squad take part in the club’s end-of-season parade through the city and for Campbell it was a day she will never forget.
The No.28 said: “Honestly, it was one of the best days of my life, it was incredible to have all the fans there and to be a part of that day with the men and the U23s.
“For us to represent the team on that day on a bus which said ‘Champions’ on the front of it and holding the trophy high is something I’ll never forget.”