|First Name: Rachael|
Last Name: Laws
DOB: May 11, 1990
Birthplace: Newcastle, England
A veteran voice in the Liverpool locker room, Rachael Laws won the FA Women’s Super League with Liverpool in 2013 when she was on loan from Sunderland. The decorated goalkeeper no doubt brings back fond memories of better days for Liverpool women, and the younger members of the squad will surely be relying on her experience as Liverpool aim to ensure that their stint in the second division is a short one.
Laws arrived at Liverpool for her second stint in the summer of 2020 from Reading. Upon arriving she proclaimed her intent to help guide Liverpool’s return to the WSL immediately. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, she said “I’m excited to be back, excited to start my new journey with Liverpool and looking forward to getting back and hopefully getting the club back to where they belong in the WSL.”
A native of Newcastle, Laws started her footballing career in 2006 at Sunderland women, where she would spend the majority of her career. With the exception of a one-year loan to Liverpool in 2013, Laws played for Sunderland until 2018, a remarkable 12 years for the club before finally leaving to join the Royals.
Laws became Liverpool’s first signing of the 2020 transfer window, earning high praises from LFC Women (now former) gaffer Vicky Jepsen.
Said Jepsen: “She’s got the characteristics we expect from a goalkeeper, to demand and drive our outfield players to retain and build attacks and hopefully keep many clean sheets in the future.”
Laws has won two major titles thus far in her career, winning the 2014 Women’s Championship to go along with her WSL medal. As an experienced champion who was a member of Liverpool’s first ever league title win, she is no doubt a valuable resource for her teammates, and one of the most important leaders on Liverpool’s redemption squad.