Women's Super League winners Liverpool Ladies have signed goalkeeper Libby Stout, a USA Under-23 international, from German club BV Cloppenburg.
"The one place I have always wanted to play is England," said the 23 year old, who also had a spell playing in France.
She told the club website: "To do that and represent Liverpool Ladies is a dream come true. I believe my ability will shine in the WSL and Champions League.
"I hope that my experience, leadership and determination to succeed will only benefit the team as we strive to build on last season's success."
Boss Matt Beard added: "This is a really exciting signing for Liverpool Ladies as we look to continue improving the squad ahead of the new season, which I believe will be the most competitive season ever.
"It is vital we continue to strengthen the team in order to defend our title."
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