Liverpool profiles: Get To Know Jessica Clarke

First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Clarke
DOB: May 5th, 1989
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Position: MF
Twitter: @JAClarke11
Instagram: @jaclarke11

Liverpool’s number seven. Came up through the Leeds youth system, made their professional debut for the famous whites before moving on to make their name at another club, then joining the Merseyside Reds. A familiar story to Reds fans, as it is not only the story of James Milner… but also Jessica Clarke of LFC Women.

Born in Leeds in 1989, Clarke came up through the youth system of what is now Leeds United Women. However at the time that the Leeds native was there, the team went by the name of Leeds Carnegie LFC.

While playing for Leeds, Clarke made several breakthroughs. Not only did she make her professional debut for Leeds, but her performances made a strong enough impression at the club level to warrant a call up for the Three Lionesses in 2009.

Clarke was a regular feature for England, making more than 50 appearances between 2009 and 2015, scoring a total of eleven goals from midfield.

Despite being a native of Leeds, Clarke left the club in 2010 and joined the historic club Notts County. Spending the majority of her professional career at the club, she represented the club until 2017, where due to financial issues the women’s club was forced to dissolve.

Her performances brought her many admirers, and she was even nominated for the FA Women’s Player of the Year award.

Eyeing the threatening forward, Liverpool made their move, signing Clarke in 2017.

A popular and powerful forward, she has named Barcelona legend Leo Messi as her ultimate footballing idol, and in an interview with LFC, when asked what her greatest footballing ambition was she responded simply “to win the league.”

A veteran presence with experience at the height of the women’s club and international games, Liverpool fans are hopeful that Clarke’s experience and talent can once again guide LFC Women to the top of English football.

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