Sophie Bradley-Auckland: Liverpool Women captain signs new contract

Sophie Bradley-Auckland
Sophie Bradley-Auckland has played 28 times for England and was part of the Team GB side at the 2012 Olympics

Liverpool Women captain Sophie Bradley-Auckland has signed a new contract.

The 29-year-old defender was an ever-present in the WSL in her first season at Anfield. The length of her new deal has not been disclosed.

"I think there's some good things to come. We finished the season on a high, which was really important," she said.

"As individuals we're probably ready for a break but as a team we're really not as we were getting better and better," she added on the club website.

Meanwhile Liverpool have released midfielder Laura Coombs and defender Leandra Little after their contracts expired.

Coombs, 28, won two England caps in 2015 and joined Liverpool from Chelsea a year later, initially on loan before making the move permanent in 2017.

Little, 34, joined from Doncaster Rovers Belles last year having also played basketball for England.

"We would like to thank Laura and Leandra for their valuable contributions," a club statement read.

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