Republic of Ireland international striker, Leanne Kiernan, who hails from a family-run pig farm, has joined Liverpool FC Women.
The Cavan native has spent the previous three seasons with West Ham United in the Women’s Super League under the tutelage of Reds boss, Matt Beard.
A striker, who can also play as a winger, Kiernan began her career with Shelbourne in her native Ireland, where she was a league and cup winner.
On signing for the Reds, Kiernan, said: “The club is a great name, and it definitely has great ambition.”
“I really enjoyed the phone call with Beardie, and it grabbed me towards Liverpool, and it is just an exciting time to be here.”
It was Liverpool FC Women manager, Matt Beard, who brought Kiernan to West Ham during his stint with the Hammers.
Kiernan is the first signing of the summer window for LFC Women.
Beard told Liverpoolfc.com: “Leanne’s a versatile forward. She is very quick and can score goals inside and outside the box.”
“She has an infectious personality and one of the biggest aspects is her work rate and how she conducts herself. I think it is something we need in this league.”
“I signed her when she was 18. She has grown up a lot over those three years and I think this is a good move for her and for us. I am looking forward to seeing what she can produce this year.”
Kiernan said she is looking forward to joining up with her new teammates in red.
“I’ve played as a winger for the last three years and I play as a striker for my country,” she explained.
“I just can’t wait to get back out there on the pitch with my new teammates and settle in with my new family here at Liverpool.”
“The club is a great name and it definitely has great ambition. I really enjoyed the phone call with Beardie, and it grabbed me towards Liverpool. It’s just an exciting time to be here,” Leanne Kiernan concluded.