The Official Everton Women Podcast is back and, to kick off 2021, there was really only one place to start.
Since the last edition of 2020, manager Willie Kirk has penned a new two-and-a-half year contract, while forward - and Kirk's fellow Scot - Claire Emslie has turned her loan deal with the Blues into a permanent move.
Listen to the podcast now to hear Kirk discuss how he plans to build on the progress already achieved during his impressive first two years on Merseyside, explain why he is so grateful for the support of long-time assistant Chris Roberts, and shed light on the challenges of managing the squad through the coronavirus outbreak that led to last weekend's game against Manchester United being postponed.
Kirk also chats about how he's adapted to "tiring but inspiring" fatherhood, explains why he has a photo of the Liverpool night sky from 17 November 2019 above his desk, and reveals the hilarious reason why hearing The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' now winds him up!
Emslie, meanwhile, describes the feeling of scoring Scotland's first ever World Cup goal - against England - and outlines her debt of gratitude to Kirk - a coach she first worked with as a teenager at part-time Hibernian.
Both also take part in our This or That quiz and find Scottish equivalents to our set of Scouse phrases!
Listen to the latest Official Everton Women Podcast, sponsored by Lil-Lets, below or by clicking here. You can also catch up on past episodes with players including Poppy Pattinson, Hayley Raso and Ingrid Moe Wold here.
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