Rachel Furness leaves Liverpool for Bristol City on deal until end of the season
Northern Ireland midfielder Rachel Furness has left Women's Super League side Liverpool by mutual consent and joined Championship outfit Bristol City.
The 34-year-old, her country's record goalscorer, departs the Reds after three years that included helping them secure promotion to the WSL last season.
She has signed a deal lasting to the end of the season with the Robins, who are currently second in the Championship, a point behind leaders London City Lionesses with a game in hand.
Furness scored 19 goals in 64 Liverpool appearances, making her third on the club's all-time list in the WSL era.
She told Bristol City's official website: “It feels great to be here. It's been a whirlwind week but I'm glad to get it over the line and I can't wait to start with the girls.
“When I got off the phone (with manager Lauren Smith) I was smiling from ear to ear. It was a fantastic conversation.
“I'll need to get my head down and work really hard to break into this team because the girls are flying.”
Furness also posted a message on social media in which she thanked Liverpool fans, players and boss Matt Beard and his staff, adding: “Liverpool, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish you nothing but success in the future and will be cheering from afar.”