Liverpool Women have re-signed former player Natasha Dowie, according to BBC reporter Emma Sanders.
The journalist has confirmed that the 34-year-old will be moving back to Merseyside from Reading eight years after leaving Anfield:
Tash Dowie to Liverpool done ☑️
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) January 31, 2023
Dowie played a key role in helping Liverpool win back-to-back Women’s Super League titles in 2013 and 2014, and manager Matt Beard (who managed her during her first spell) was seemingly keen to be reunited with her.
The striker bagged 46 goals in 67 league games across a three-year period, winning the FA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year in 2013 and finishing the season as top scorer in the WSL the same year.
After departing the Reds in 2015, Dowie had spells with Doncaster Belles, Boston Breakers, Linkoping and AC Milan. Her most successful period away from Anfield, though, was at Melbourne Victory in Australia where she won the W-League title and the Golden Boot in 2019.
While the forward is now in the twilight of her career, she has still been banging in the goals for Reading. We shall see if Dowie can recapture the magic of her first stint with Liverpool.