Liverpool Profiles: Get To Know Kristy Linnett

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Linnett

DOB: September 24th, 1993

Birthplace: Leicester, England

Position: FW

Instagram: @k.linnett

Twitter: @kirsty_linnett

One of Liverpool’s most exciting players, Kristy Linnett signed for the Reds in 2018 from Reading Football Club Women. At 27, the Reds are her sixth club, having started her footballing journey in her hometown of Leicester.

Kristy started playing club football at the age of ten, representing her hometown team Leicester City. After leaving Leicester, Linnett played for Arsenal, Birmingham City, Notts County and Reading. She has scored a total of seven goals in her professional career, including one for Liverpool.

Linnett has had some unfortunate struggles in her career, including injuries that sidelined her for two years. 

While playing for Notts County in 2017 the women’s team folded, putting Linnett out of work, but the Leicester-born star has overcome these obstacles on her route to Prenton Park.

Despite being from Leicester, her father is a Liverpool supporter. However, in an interview with Liverpool’s club website,, Linnett named the Chelsea – Tottenham 2-2 draw in 2016, the game that handed Leicester City the 2015-16 Premier League title as her favorite football game of all time. In the same interview she named the Italian and Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo as her footballing idol.

Linnett’s favorite musical act is Catfish and the Bottlemen, and she is currently in a relationship with a fellow footballer; New Zealand and Burnley forward Chris Wood. 

Linnett is going to be an essential part of Liverpool’s attempts to return to the top flight. Reds fans hope that the resilient Linnett continues to be a star and help guide the team – they can certainly be excited about her dedication going forward. The Liverpool forward is all-in on returning the Reds to the promised land. Indeed, when renewing her contract with Liverpool earlier this year, saying that “we’ve all committed to putting the club back where it belongs.”