In her latest column, Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner looks forward to today’s Women’s FA Cup semi-final clash away at Manchester City.
The squad received a fantastic boost this week with the news that we have made the signings of Jess Clarke and Laura Coombs. Jess is a great signing for us and she is someone I have known for a long time. We grew up together in Leeds, so to have her on my team again is very exciting. Jess is a very direct player with plenty of pace and skill, along with a great willingness to work hard for the team. For us, these are all attributes we want in a player so I’m sure she will be a success for us.
We witnessed first hand last year the quality that she possesses in the games against us, so it goes without saying I am happy to have her on my team rather than play against her again. Although Jess has only been with us a short time she has fitted into the group really well.
Laura was brilliant for us last season and we are more than delighted to have her with us on a permanent basis now. She became a key player for us and I’ve no doubt that she will again be an important player for us this year. Adding these types of players ensures we are continuing to progress as a group.