CERI Holland has spoken of her pride after joining Liverpool.

The 23 year old former Welsh women's youth international football star completed her move this week.

Yorkshire born Ceri qualifies for Wales through her Oswestry born mother's family who hail from Llanfyllin.

She began her career with Manchester City before moving to the USA and signing for Kansas University where she has spent the past three years.

Ceri leapt at the chance to join Liverpool, describing the move as an honour.

She said: "It's just an honour really to be representing such a big club. For them to give me this opportunity is just amazing for me and I'm really excited to get going.

"The players have all been really welcoming so I can't ask for any more. It's a good environment to be in and an environment where I think I can add something to it and help the team with results."

Ceri said her time in America had allowed her to grow as a person and a player

She said: "It has really benefited me in the long run I think, becoming more confident and just being able to express myself a bit better.

"I like to think I'm a box-to-box midfielder and I like both sides of the game.

"I like defending but I also like helping in the attack, so hopefully I can create some opportunities for the team and also help us defensively and stop the opposition creating chances.

"I just want to make an impact and hopefully help the team on the field. That's probably my main ambition and hopefully score a couple of goals here and there. I just want to help this team win football matches.

Ceri has also targeted a call up to the Welsh squad.

She said: "It was a great experience playing for Wales at youth level and one of my ambitions is to hopefully play at senior international level one day, which is in the back of my mind."