Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Liverpool

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 1 - 3 C Palace

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Down to earth Fara praised

Liverpool Ladies midfielder Fara Williams has cut a surprisingly quiet figure in the dressing room this week following her record-breaking achievement with England, says team-mate Kate Longhurst.

Last Updated: 07/08/14 at 21:47 Post Comment

Kate Longhurst: Praises down to earth Fara Williams (pictured)

Kate Longhurst: Praises down to earth Fara Williams (pictured)

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Williams became the most-capped player in England history after featuring in the stunning 4-0 friendly win for Mark Sampson's side against Sweden last Sunday.

And Liverpool striker Longhurst praised the precociously-talented midfielder who she believes epitomises what women’s football is all about.

“She’s normally really talkative but she has been pretty quiet this week really,” Longhurst told Sky Sports.

“Fara’s been pretty down to earth and she hasn’t really said anything about it to be fair, but we know how proud she is deep down to have reached that milestone and she deserves it.

“She was one of the players that really inspired me growing up and just to play alongside her has been an honour, but for her to get 130 caps speaks volumes of how hard she’s worked and how good a player she is.

“She always analyses the game and she’s a real deep thinker. She knows what she’s talking about but in training sometimes you just can’t get near her.

“She’ll do something and then before you know it she’s hit a 40-yard pass across the pitch – she’s a big influence on the rest of the team and when she plays well everyone steps up.

“Fara’s a really big character to have in the dressing room and in some ways I think she really epitomises what a lot of people in women’s football have to go through.

“It’s not about the money, it’s about the passion and playing for the love of the game and she really has passion in abundance.”

Defending FA WSL champions Liverpool face a test of their title credentials this season when they host second-placed Chelsea at the Widnes Select Security Stadium on Sunday.

Lucy Bronze, Gemma Bonner, Natasha Dowie and Williams have all returned from international duty with England and Longhurst hopes the quartet will be buoyed after their victory against Sweden.  

She added: “The girls (who represented England) got a good result against Sweden and they’ve all come back and brought a really positive energy back to Liverpool as well which is good.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company