Liverpool never built on early WSL titles and now must scrap to stay up… starting against Everton

By | 8th February 2020

LIVERPOOL’S rich history counts for nothing — as the women’s side are finding out.

While the men’s team are flying high as the Premier League’s runaway leaders, their female counterparts are second from bottom in the Women’s Super League.

Liverpool cannot rely on rich history to save them from WSL relegation
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Liverpool’s games getting called off at Prenton Park because of the state of the pitch is a joke
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You mention the name Liverpool and it’s known across the globe for being iconic.

But the name alone does not guarantee success and if Vicky Jepson’s side go down this season it will be for one reason — they aren’t good enough.

One win and three draws from 12 games ahead of today’s Merseyside derby at Everton is testament to that.

I’d like to see them stay in the top tier but you earn your place among the best by competing, raking in high crowd numbers and playing on top pitches.

Talking of pitches, thankfully their next home game against Arsenal has been moved from the appalling pitch at Prenton Park to Chester FC’s Deva Stadium after two postponed games in just three weeks.

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I actually cannot believe this is still happening in women’s football. It is a joke, they are PROFESSIONAL athletes.

How demoralising must it be for Liverpool’s players who graft day in, day out in training to wake up on a Sunday morning and get told there’s no game simply
because of the pitch.

Any momentum is constantly halted by these embarrassing pitch issues which should be a wake-up call for further investment.

Liverpool won back-to-back league titles in 2013 and 2014 and it’s sad they haven’t built on that early momentum which allowed Manchester City, Chelsea and
Arsenal to take over.

They lost a lot of big names like Lucy Bronze, Lucy Staniforth and Fara Williams and I think that maybe they’ve never fully recovered.

Facing their bitter rivals Everton at Goodison Park today couldn’t come sooner.

It’s a chance for those Liverpool players to forget all the pain of postponed games and remember why they started playing football in the first place — for the
pure love of it.

I’d say to those girls, just go out there, be in the moment and love it.

This post written by William Pugh originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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