18 year old LiverpoolIt’s the eighth contract signing this summer, and manager Matt Beard is excited about the potential and versatility she will bring to his revamped team.
“Charlotte is a fantastic young player. “She has had great pre-season preparation with Chelsea so far,” Byrd said.
“It will bring versatility; she can play full-back, center-back, defensive midfielder. She will definitely bring energy, she is athletic, knows how to pass the ball and does not mind putting a foot, ”he added.
While Wardlow is not exactly a key player for the Blues, she made her senior Chelsea debut at age 16 and was on the first team throughout their Women’s Super League season last year.
“She will be a great addition to the team, she has just been rewarded with her first contract with Chelsea and they think of her very highly. She has been on their first team for over a year. She is a player we watched even before I came here, so we know her well and look forward to seeing her continue her development here. “
Young Wardlaw, who will be wearing the number 2 for the Reds, has expressed joy at joining the Beard team this coming season and is clearly ready for the chance to prove herself.
“I’m so excited,” she said. “This is a huge club and I am honored to be here to represent Liverpool.
“Matt built a team to win and this is the environment I wanted to be in. I want to get as much playing time as possible and invest what I’m working on in the gameplay and show people what I’m capable of. … “
“The girls were very welcoming and helped me to get comfortable, and I feel like this is the club to be in at the moment.
“Matt feels like I can contribute to this team and it is a great honor for me.”
In terms of the style of play that fans can expect from her, Wardlow describes himself as a staunch defender who can also push the ball forward and create chances for goals.
“I like to play with the ball, create opportunities for scoring goals, but I also like to stay focused, relax the game when needed. I love to defend and I’m a pretty tough player, so I will do everything for the team. “