Liverpool striker Rinsola Babajide has extended her contract at the club
I’m absolutely buzzing to sign a new deal with Liverpool,” Babajide told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’ve been here for two-and-a-half years and feel everything is going in a good direction for me, so I felt it was only right to commit to the club.
“I’m in a privileged position and I’m honoured to be here. I can’t wait to get started and carry on the journey with Liverpool.”
She continued: “I was so gutted about us getting relegated but now I’ve just washed that aside.
“I’ve got the emotions out of it and we just need to accept we’re now in the Championship and I’m ready to fight for the team to get promoted to the WSL.
“We have to use the frustration and anger in a positive way to help us with the fight for us to come back up. We’re all focused, we’re ready.”
The player also had a message for the club’s supporters as she looked ahead to the next campaign.
“I want to say thank you to all the fans for their support for last season,” Babajide said. “I hope you stick with us for the coming season. We’re ready to fight for you and the club to get back up into the WSL.”
Reds manager Vicky Jepson commented: “This is fantastic news for the club. Rinsola is a young international player who has a lot of potential to achieve great things in her footballing career.
“I am pleased that Rins wants to stay with LFC for the next few years as I know she will demonstrate her qualities and contribute in taking our team to success in the season to come.
“It goes without saying that Rinsola is one of the quickest players in the women’s game in the UK and has an impressive technical ability to go with it. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Rins and pushing her to reach her true potential.
“I know the LFC fans will be delighted with this news as she is one of the fans’ favourites, and I’m sure Rinsola will thank you all for your support with her performances on the pitch next season.”
So far she has scored 15 goals in her 43 appearances with the Reds