Melissa Lawley has announced that her time at Liverpool has come to an end as her contract expires at the end of the season.

In her social media post sharing the news, she described the Merseyside club as: “the club that made [her] fall back in love with the game.”

Joining the side from Manchester City in 2019, the midfielder carried on to feature over 100 times for Liverpool and scored  seven goals.

She appeared in every game but one during the Reds’ championship campaign in the 2021-22 season, making her a key player in their ascent to the WSL.

Despite recovering from long-term injury, she has been a constant fixture in Matt Beard’s squad this season.

Lawley will be hanging up the number 11 shirt for the Reds, but there are few rumours about where she will go next.

Talking to about her departure, Beard said: “Mel is at an age where she wants to be playing.

“She has been a great servant to the football club, to play over 100 times for any club is special.”

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By Abby Rampling-Mott

Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston. Abby is also a co-host on the LG Women's Football podcast.