#FAWSL: Anfield to host league game for the first time

Sophie Bradley-Auckland at Anfield
Liverpool’s Sophie Bradley-Auckland at Anfield.

Liverpool are to host Everton at Anfield next month in their first ever Barclays FA Women’s Super League game at the ground.

Liverpool FC Women against Everton will take place on Sunday 17 November 17 with a 3pm kick-off and form part of the FA’s Women’s Football Weekend during the next men’s international break.

Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore, who is also chairman of Liverpool FC Women, said: “This is an historic moment for women’s football on Merseyside.

“We’re incredibly proud to have our women’s team play their first league game at Anfield and for it to be a Merseyside derby against Everton makes it extra special.

“Our fans now have the opportunity to watch our women’s team at our spiritual home and I’m sure it will be a memorable occasion.

“We look forward to extending the warmest of welcomes to Everton’s players, staff and supporters.”

Adult tickets for the game will cost £5 with up to three accompanying children (under 16) for free to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the occasion.

Vicky Jepson, manager of Liverpool FC Women, said: “Myself, the staff and the players are all thrilled to have the opportunity to play a game at Anfield.

“It is always special to represent a club like Liverpool but to do so at our home stadium is a fantastic prospect.

“It’s a great chance for us to introduce our women’s team to a whole new group of Reds’ supporters and quite simply we can’t wait.”

The two league games between the clubs were shared last season with Everton winning their home fixture 2-1 and Liverpool Women securing victory in the return fixture 3-1 at their normal home base of Prenton Park in May.

Wille Kirk, manager at Everton, said: “Everyone at Everton is looking forward to the game at Anfield. Any Merseyside derby means so much to fans of both clubs and this will be a big occasion for the teams.

“Hopefully we can build on the growing popularity of women’s football, shown by some fantastic attendances at the Etihad, Stamford Bridge and the London Stadium, and put on a show.

“We hope for a packed-out crowd and to have as many Evertonians as possible cheering us on.”

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