Top-flight football is on pause for the next week, with the international break rolling around once again.

The fortnight between fixtures is usually a big grievance for fans but this weekend, there’s plenty of football to watch on Merseyside!

Tranmere Rovers vs Colchester United: Friday 19:45 KO

A trip to Birkenhead could be in order on Friday as Tranmere continue their League Two campaign against Colchester United.

Tranmere could, in theory, jump up as high as 3rd in the league with a victory on Friday night.

A struggling Colchester side go into the fixture sat in 18th.

The Rovers have scored five and conceded just once in their last three league games.

They should be backing themselves to get all three points against the U’s.

City of Liverpool vs Colne: Saturday 15:00 KO

After a disappointing 6-1 loss in the FA Cup last weekend, City of Liverpool will be looking to bounce back in another cup competition as they welcome Colne to Rivacre Road.

It’s the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy for the two sides this weekend.

Both are looking to move one step closer to reaching the competition proper.

Colne come into the game on the back of an impressive 4-0 win over Prescot Cables, so it’ll be a tough ask for CoL to see themselves through to the next round.

Prescot Cables vs Frickley: Saturday 15:00 KO

Speaking of Prescot Cables, they’re in action at Valerie Park this weekend as they host Frickley, also in the FA Trophy.

Frickley haven’t won a game in any competition since the end of August, and have just broken a run of four consecutive defeats with a 1-1 draw against Stockton last time out.

Although on the same rung of the footballing ladder, Prescot should come into the game with their tails up and expecting a win.

Litherland REMYCA vs Prestwich Heys: Saturday 15:00 KO

Last weekend, Litherland secured their first win of the season, with Ashton Athletic the only team they have been able to beat so far.

They’ve now won just one of the 13 games they’ve played this season, losing the other 12.

They’re sat bottom of the North West Counties Premier Division and are eight points away from safety already.

After a loss to cross-city rivals AFC Liverpool on Tuesday, they’ll be looking to try and get something going in their favour as they welcome Prestwich keys to Litherland Sports Park.

Merseyrail Ladies vs Fleetwood Town:  Sunday 14:00

There’s not just men’s football that’s there to plug the gap until the international break is over…

Merseyrail Ladies are going to be flying high as they welcome Fleetwood to Admiral Park in Toxteth this weekend.

They’re on the back of a 10-0 romping against Wythenshawe AFC in the FA Cup.

The season is very young for Merseyrail but they’re sitting pretty in second in the North West Regional Women’s League, just three points behind Tranmere Rovers.