Asisat Oshoala became the first African woman player to play in any of England's women football club when she signed for Liverpool last Friday
Oshoala made headline on Friday last week when she signed for Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, becoming the first African player to play for any England women’s side.
The 20 year-old whose profile has never seized to grow since last year’s FIFA U-20 Women World Cup and the 9th African Women Championship where she won the MVP awards, says that Uruguayan international, Luis Suarez is her inspiration to joining Liverpool.
‘When I got the deal from them, I was very excited.
‘I supported Liverpool when I was younger, especially when Luis Suarez was still here. He’s a player I have really admired,’ Oshoala said in an interview.
In addition to Suarez, the Falcons star also idolises former Real and AC Milan, retired Dutch international footballer, Clarence Seedorf.
‘I like him (Seedorf) so much,’ Oshoala said of the former AC Milan coach.
‘I like players who work hard and give everything on the pitch.
‘When you see a player like that, he is an inspiration. I love the way Seedorf played, everything about him.
‘For the same reason, I admire Luis Suarez. He is ready to give everything and do everything for his club, and I love players like that.’
She concluded with: ‘I’d like to think I play like that. In the under 20 World Cup with Nigeria, I showed what I can do if I tried my best.’
Oshoala is expected with the Super Falcons in the FIFA Women World Cup when the tournament kicks off in Canada.