Rachel Furness, a midfielder for Liverpool in the Women’s Super League, has left the club by mutual consent.
After joining from Reading in 2019, the Northern Ireland international, 34, spent three seasons at the club, scoring 19 goals in 64 appearances.
Furness was Liverpool’s vice-captain, and he helped the club gain promotion to the WSL in 2022.
She is expected to join Bristol City in the Championship, according to BBC Sport.
“It’s always tough when you lose senior players. She’s a fantastic person and has been a great servant for the football club and we’re going to miss her,” said Liverpool coach Matt Beard.
“There were a lot of clubs who were interested. There was a role here for her, but at the end of the day the opportunity arose for her to probably get regular football and I think she went down the path that was best for her.”
Furness, who was born in Sunderland and holds the record for most goals in Northern Ireland with 38 in 85 games, retired from international duty in August but has stated that she is not retiring.
In December 2021, she was named BBC Northern Ireland’s Sports Personality of the Year for her role in helping the international team qualify for the 2022 Women’s Euros.