För ett par månader sedan hade vi en lägeskoll på hur Liverpool FC Women´s säsongsförberedelser och truppbygge varit. En hel del har hänt under den senaste månaden, så därför tänkte vi att det återigen är läge att få en rapport från Lauren Black(@Lauren_Black9). Hon berättar här om hur inledningen av den här säsongen varit:
1. Neil Redfearn resigned as manager for the team after just one league game, can you tell us a bit about why he left and what happened after?
Neil Redfearn left after the first WSL game against Arsenal which ended 5-0. The circumstances to why he left is still unclear to be completely honest but there are rumours flying round that it is to do with funding for the team but like I said there has been no definite reason as to why he left announced yet.
2. How has the start of the league been? Are you satisfied with the way the team has played and the amount of points the have gained?
The team didn’t get off to the best of starts in the league as we suffered a 5-0 defeat away from home to Arsenal. We then faced Durham in the continental tyres cup which ended 3-3 after 90 minutes but we ended up winning 5-4 on penalties. We where 3-1 down in that game so credit to the girls for coming back and winning the game. We then faced Brighton away from home and it was 0-0 up until 85 minutes, Rinsola Babajide scores for us having come on as a second half substitute. Last weekend we faced Reading and that was unfortunately a 0-1 defeat but I thought the girls played well and showed promising signs throughout the game but we just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net
3. There are many new faces in the team this season, who has impressed you the most of the new players?
I have been impressed with all of our new signings but I’d definitely pick either Anke Preuss (GK) or Matthews (CB) both been really impressive and I don’t have any complaints regarding either of their performances. I would also say Christie Murray is one to watch for us this season
4. Where do you think the team needs strenghening the most?
I wouldn’t necesserily say there are certain areas that need strengthening in our team. We are lacking goals at the minute and that’s how you win games but I’m content with the players we have in our team. It’s just about finding time for the squad to click and having patience, this teams is definitely capable of big things.
5. How is the youth situation around the women´s team? Is there an academy and how is it working?
We do have a Women’s Academy and I had a few trials there myself. It doesn’t get much promotion so I’d understand why not many people know about it but they have some great coaches and their development of young girls is brilliant and we can see that through some of our current players like Niamh Charles and past players who have signed for other teams in the WSL etc.
6. What do you want to see from the team in the upcoming month?
Our next game is on the 14th October at home against Yeovil so I would love for us to pick up three points there, we then have West Ham and Chelsea towards the end of the months so I’m hoping to get some points on the board to get us further up the table