Monday 7 March 2016

​BLUES LADIES NET FORMER LIVERPOOL DEFENDER CORINA SCHRODER

Blues Ladies are delighted to announce the signing of former Liverpool defender Corina Schröder.

Schröder, 29, started her career at Bundesliga side FCR 2001 Duisburg where she won the 2009 UEFA Women’s Cup.

The defender joined rivals 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam that summer and added two Bundesliga titles and another UEFA Women's Champions League winners medal to her silverware.

The German U-23 international joined Liverpool in 2013 and made 34 appearances before leaving earlier this year.

Blues Ladies manager David Parker said: “I am thrilled to sign the club’s first foreign player.

“This is a major milestone for the Club and sparks a new era for us as we look to blend the quality of our young players, and future players coming through our development system, with senior seasoned professionals with a winning mentality both domestically and abroad.

“She will not only be a great asset on the pitch with her ability but will be able to advise and help our younger players moving into the professional game and the new challenges that holds for them.

“She has been a pro since the age of 16 in Germany and that level of mentality and professionalism will only drive the team forwards.

“Coco is coming to the club with a great pedigree having won the both the UEFA Champions League and Bundelsiga twice as well as the FAWSL twice with Liverpool in her career to date,” added Parker.

“For me she was without a doubt the best left back in the FAWSL during her time at Liverpool and bringing this type of player to the Club further outlines our intentions for the future.

“I am positive she will quickly become a fans favourite with her ability and work ethic.”

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