LFC Women add valuable blend of youth and experience with 6th signing

Liverpool FC Women have confirmed the signing of Rianna Dean, becoming the sixth arrival ahead of another season with promotion the target.

The 22-year-old joins the club after three years at Tottenham Hotspur having emerged from the academy at Arsenal and spent a season with Millwall Lionesses.

Dean’s goals helped Spurs secure promotion from the Championship to the Women’s Super League in 2018/19 and establish themselves in the WSL.

She concluded her Spurs career with 21 goals in 63 appearances while she has also represented England up to U21 level.

LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “It was important we signed a proven goalscorer and Rianna has done that consistently in two seasons in the Championship.

“She had a great first WSL season before being in and out of the team last year. So she’s hungry and we’re getting a talented young player as well as adding depth to the squad and competition for places.”

Dean spoke of her excitement as she joined the Reds for pre-season training this week.
She said: “I’m buzzing, the club is massive, I’m really looking forward to it and I’m really happy to be here.

“My job is to score goals and hopefully that is what the fans will see from me. I like to work hard and do my best for the team.”

Dean is one of a number of new arrivals at the Reds this summer and the player believes a strong squad can only be good for all the players involved.

“When you have healthy competition it only pushes individuals in the team to do better. I’ve come here to get promotion and help the team push on.”

Dean is the sixth arrival of the summer window at Liverpool FC Women following the signings of Leanne Kiernan, Yana Daniels, Megan Campbell, Jasmine Matthews and Carla Humphrey.