Liverpool FC Women will be looking to redeem their poor form by repeating their 2018 win against Yeovil Town Ladies.
The Reds have failed to register a win in their last 10 fixtures. Vicky Jepson will see this clash against bottom of the table Yeovil as her side’s ticket to a win.
Liverpool’s previous game – which kicked off their new year – was a disappointing loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. Jepson and several members of the team have spoken out about how they will push on from the defeat.
In a recent interview for LFCTV, Rhiannon Roberts said: “Obviously it’s a disappointment and we expect more from each other but we’ve got to move on. We’ve got to put that aside now and focus on the next game where we have to get three points against Yeovil.
We’ve got quite a small squad so it does make a difference when there are injuries in the group – but players are training this week who were out last weekend so that’s a positive start, and the young players that came in and did a job were fantastic.”
Ashley Hodson – who suffered an ACL injury in 2018 – returned to training this week. Whether the 23-year-old striker is fit enough to feature against Yeovil is unknown.
The team look to have been training extra hard this week, Liverpool FC Women’s Twitter has been flowing with snaps of the girls on the training ground.
Yeovil Town are bottom of the WSL table with just three points. They have lost 10 out of their last 11 games played, winning just the one fixture against Everton. The two teams are currently fighting relegation, with the Toffees just two points ahead. This means a win today could see the Glovers leapfrog out of the drop-zone.
When the two sides met last, goalkeeper Megan Walsh almost carried Yeovil through to end of the 90 with a point in the bag. Jess Clarke’s late winner however, snubbed the win and negated all of Walsh’s great saves throughout the game.
Being away from home could hinder Liverpool as they try to claw back from a poor run of form. Yeovil’s fight to stay in the WSL may be enough to carry them through with a win but the Reds are determined to make up for their previous losses.
Kick off will be at 3pm GMT at Avenue Stadium, Dorchester.