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Shanice van de Sanden returns to Liverpool FC Women

By Charles Cornwall

Shanice van de Sanden returns to Liverpool FC Women

Liverpool FC Women can today confirm the return of Shanice van de Sanden to the club.

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Shanice van de Sanden, dutch winger was a hugely popular player during her two seasons with the Reds from 2016 to 2017 and re-joins the club after two years with VfL Wolfsburg. After leaving Liverpool, she spent three years with Lyon, winning three UEFA Women’s Champions Leagues as well as three French titles and two French cups.

In her international career Van de Sanden is closing in on almost 100 caps for the Netherlands, with whom she won the Women’s Euros in 2017, a year she was also shortlisted for the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “It’s going to be fantastic to have Shanice back. My conversations with her about coming back were just brilliant."

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“She’s a character, she’s gone away from here and played for two of the biggest clubs in Europe, she knows the club, she knows the league, she knows the city. “We’re both really excited to work together but also excited to bring her back. She’s coming back home basically.

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Van de Sanden will take the No.19 shirt with the Reds and has already enjoyed a few days of training with her new teammates. She will link up again with Ashley Hodson, who remains from her previous LFC Women spell, while she is also a former teammate of Yana Daniels at FC Twente.

Van de Sanden said: “It feels amazing to be back. Being back in Liverpool, seeing the girls, meeting the coach, it means a lot to me. “In my head I was already waiting for them to come back into the first league, I was following them everywhere."

“Coming back, it’s crazy and the ambitions of the club for this team mean a lot to me. A lot has changed since I left. I didn’t know Matt at all but after my first phone call I knew I’d sign for Liverpool."

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