LIVERPOOL LADIES DEFEND WSL TITLE
A 3-0 win over Bristol Academy at the Select Security Stadium ensured that Liverpool Ladies defended their FA Womens Super League title. The fight for the title went all the way to the last day, where Chelsea, Birmingham City and Liverpool were separated by only 3 points. Chelsea was leading the table with 26 points from 14 games, while Birmingham were two points behind them and the Reds 2 points further. So, Liverpool LFC actually had lower chances compared to its opponents.
Yet, all changed in the final day, as Chelsea Ladies lost to Manchester City Women 2-1, while Birmingham City ladies could only manage a 2-2 draw against Notts County Ladies. It meant Liverpool also gained 26 points and ultimately won the title on a superior goal difference. Liverpool’s goal difference climbed to 9 while Chelsea’s decreased to 7.
Liverpool showed a brilliant game on Sunday as Liverpool LFC’s leading scorer Natasha Dowie, as well as, Lucy Bronze and Fara Williams all got into the scoresheet to win the title for the club.
The next challenge for the ladies will be the UEFA Womens Champions League, where they lead the Swedish side Linköping 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 32.
Some Facts about Liverpool LFC
1. The club was established in 1989 with the name Newton Ladies LFC. It adopted the Liverpool name in 1994.
2. While Anfield is the home of Liverpool’s men football team, the ladies play in the 13,350 seater Select Security Stadium at Chesire. They share the stadium with Merseyside rivals Everton LFC.
3. Liverpool LFC was one of the eight founding teams of the FA WSL, when it started in 2011. They are jointly the most title winners of the league along with Arsenal, both of which have won 2 titles.
4. The team is managed by Matt Beard, who was appointed in 2012, while Angela Roberts serves as the General Manager of the team.