LFC Ladies are back in action and hoping to see new faces among the supporters.
Liverpool FC Ladies play their first game at home since the Women’s Super League took a break for the World Cup.
The England national team finished third and LFC Ladies’ own Lioness Fara Williams helped to achieve it by finding the net three times during the tournament including a converted penalty in the extra time of third-place match against Germany.
Williams didn’t take a long time off as she returned for the away fixture against Arsenal Ladies and she found the net again with a superb long-range effort and assisted with Becky Easton’s goal from the corner. Ladies secured a vital three points with an effective 3-1 win against the Gunners.
Liverpool fans will have a chance not only to welcome bronze medallist Fara but also a promising Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala as well as captain Gemma Bonner and Natasha Dowie.
Dowie, who had an influence in all three goals on Sunday, alongside Bonner was unlucky to be involved in Lionesses’ World Cup squad. But despite the disappointment both showed great character and worked hard during the last nine weeks with other players in the team.
There were some personal changes in the team as Nicole Rolser moved back to Germany to join Bayern Munich while New Zealand striker Rosie White joined the team to improve attacking options for Matt Beard’s side.
Ladies are hoping that the World Cup momentum will increase the support from local fans. They would love to see Liverpool fans who have no man’s game to come down to Widnes and support them. Beard believes his team played well before the break and can build a winning streak over the Sunday win for the second half of the season.
The league can be exciting again. If LFC Ladies will beat Notts County, they will be back in top to with a game against leaders Chelsea still to come. As nobody expected Sunderland to beat Saturday’s opponents as well as last season’s surprising results until the end of the season, it might be pretty sure that the league will have some twist and turns like last year.
Liverpool FC Ladies will play against Notts County on Saturday at 2pm at Halton Security Stadium in Widnes. Tickets: £5, kids/OAPs £2.50.