While it was not the most successful weekend for every Liverpool squad, the Ladies in Red proved to be the superior Liverpool team this weekend. A well-fought 2-1 win over Coventry United leaves them at the top of the table, with a two-point gap to second.
Liverpool has proven in the past that they can score goals and they continued that trend once again. The Reds took an early lead in the 11th minute when Melissa Lawley received a beautiful cross from Kristy Linnett. Lawley made a clean finish right into the back of the net. Coventry did not let the early deficit affect their play – both teams continued to play tough, and there were several missed chances for both sides. Linett thought she had doubled the Reds’ lead in the 27th minute, before she saw her shot just nick the crossbar. Five minutes later, Liverpool were able to capitalize on a Coventry mistake. Amelie Thestrup intercepted a poor back pass and slotted the ball past the keeper to make it 2-0. After a few more missed chances, the Reds headed into the locker room with a nice lead at the break.
The second half started off strong, as Coventry is doing their best trying to claw back in the game. Their goal finally came in the 71st minute from Becky Anderson, giving Coventry the hope that they needed to get back in the match. Anyone can tell you a 2-1 lead is the scariest lead to have, and the Lady Reds did all they could to keep it. The final whistle blew, and chalked another “W” for the Liverpool Women’s team.
If you simply cannot get enough of these, ladies you are in luck, as they will be playing twice this week! You can watch them on Wednesday, 7 October for the first game of the FA WSL Cup. They will be taking on Manchester United at Prenton Park. They play again on Sunday 11 October against Leicester City at Sutton Park.