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Charlotte Clarke Goalkeeper
D.O.B 21/8/00
Place of Birth Stoke-on-Trent
D.O.B 21/8/00
Place of Birth Stoke-on-Trent

Liverpool FC Women announced the signing of goalkeeper Charlotte Clarke from Derby County in December 2021.

Clarke made her first start for Derby at the age of 16, joined Leicester City when she was 17 and won a promotion, before joining Stoke City Women.

It was there in 2020 that she earned her call-up for the England U21s squad before returning to Derby for the past two seasons. Clarke was dual-registered with Aston Villa Women last season and trained with the Women's Super League team regularly.

LFC Women goalkeeping coach Joe Potts said: "For a young 'keeper, Charlotte has a lot of playing experience, which is obviously valuable.

"With the situation we have in the goalkeeping department, it's important we have someone who can slot into game time if we need them but also has the potential to push on, and that's what we get with Charlotte.

"So, I'm excited to see how she develops over the next few months."

Clarke said: "It feels absolutely surreal to be here – it's Liverpool, the biggest club in Europe and I'm absolutely amazed and thankful to be here.

"To be thought of to come here is incredible and such an honour. My family were ecstatic for me. I've spent a season-and-a-half at Derby and I started off at Derby Women so it holds a special place in my heart.

"So it was a tough decision to leave but I really want to push on and get to the top and I really feel that Liverpool can do this. It's a great opportunity, which I'm going to take with both hands."