Liverpool Women host their first Women’s Super League game at Anfield.

The match will be an even bigger tie with it being the Merseyside derby.

A couple of years ago, the FA launched an initiative called SSE Wildcats.

Since then, hundreds of girls and women have decided to put on their boots and join in on the fantastic game of football.

The last time Liverpool women’s team hosted a game at Anfield, was back in 2013 in an FA  cup semi-final.

In this fixture, Liverpool fell short and lost 2-1 to the gunners which obviously saw them out of the cup.

The Liverpool manager, Vicky Jepson said in an interview: “Myself, the staff and the players are all thrilled to have the opportunity to play a game at Anfield.

“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.”

It is no doubt that the women’s World Cup during the summer had a massive attraction and this has helped spark a bigger fan base.

Liverpool Women will play this fixture on Sunday, 17th of November during the international break.

How is this a step forward? Any attention that the women’s game gets is a step forward. But this is a massive step forward for Merseyside.

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