Katie Stengel Forward
D.O.B 29/2/92
Place of Birth Florida, USA
D.O.B 29/2/92
Place of Birth Florida, USA

Liverpool FC Women announced the signing of USA forward Katie Stengel in January 2022.

She was recently playing for Valerenga, where she won a Norwegian Women’s Cup in October.

The Florida-born player has played most of her football in America’s Nation Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and in Australia.

She originally emerged from the American college scene, shining as she became the all-time leading goal scorer at Wake Forest and earning All-American honours three times.

She had a spell at Bayern Munich in the Frauen Bundesliga, top scoring in their title-winning season in 2015.

Returning to the US, she settled with Washington Spirit – where she played in Championship final in 2016 – before later moving on to Boston Breakers, where she played under LFC Women boss Matt Beard in 2017, and later Utah Royals.

She also enjoyed loan spells to play down under in the Australian W-League, representing the Western Sydney Wanderers and Newcastle Jets, where she finished runner-up in the Golden Boot race.

After leaving the Royals in 2020, she briefly joined Houston Dash before heading to Norway.

Internationally, she has represented the USA at U20 and U23 level, winning the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Speaking of her move to Merseyside, Stengel said: "It’s amazing to be here, everyone has been so welcoming and I can’t wait to get started.

“I always wanted to play in this league and when I got in contact with Matt it was just fate, I guess, and maybe a little bit of luck!

“I played under Matt in Boston Breakers – he was an incredible person and a great coach and I’m lucky to be playing for him again.”