Liverpool Women has completed the signing of Katie Stengel from Valerenga where she won the Norweigan World Cup. She was the top scorer for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in 2015 before moving to the Boston Breakers under Matt Beard. Stengel has represented the USA at the U20 and U23 levels. She was part of the FIFA U20 World Cup-winning team in 2021.
“It’s amazing to be here, everyone has been so welcoming and I can’t wait to get started,” Liverpool Women new signing Katie Stengel said. “I always wanted to play in this league and when I got in contact with Matt it was just fate, I guess, and maybe a little bit of luck! I played under Matt at Boston Breakers. He was an incredible person and a great coach and I’m lucky to be playing for him again.”
“I’m a No 9, very competitive, love to get the ball as much as possible and hopefully score goals!” she added. “Coming in as a second-division team, you want to get promoted and have that big story behind you. The girls have put themselves in a great position and it would be great to get promoted and fight to get back to where we want to be.”
“Katie is different to the front players we’ve got at the club and brings a wealth of experience, having played at Bayern Munich and some of the top clubs in America,” Liverpool coach Matt Beard said. “She’s an athletic forward who’s good in tight spaces. We only worked together briefly but she’s a good finisher and it’s important we have options in those positions where we’ve had some injuries and keep up competition for places.”