Liverpool will be hoping for more Women’s Super League success against London opposition this season as they travel down to the capital on Sunday to face Tottenham Hotspur on matchday three.

The sensational return to the WSL saw Matt Beard’s side topple champions Chelsea before receiving a 3-0 thrashing from rivals Everton last month. Whilst Spurs have had a similar start to the new campaign after suffering a 4-0 derby defeat against league leaders Arsenal, on the back of beating Leicester City 2-1.

Liverpool will be without star striker Leanne Kiernan who is expected to be out on the sidelines for several more months, due to an ankle injury she picked up on that historic opening day. But the stage is set and the players are ready for a competitive meeting at Hive Stadium.

Leanne Kiernan in crutches
Leanne Kiernan at Anfield in crutches. Credit: Hana Basir.

Last Meeting

The sides last faced off back in January as Tottenham’s 1-0 triumph knocked the Reds out of the Continental League Cup in the quarter-finals.

It was a close encounter which was ultimately decided late on by a deflected effort from Rachel Williams.

However, it will be a much changed White team on Sunday with match-winner Williams now at Manchester United, and four other key Spurs players no longer playing for the North London outfit including former captain, Josie Green.

Taylor Hinds tackling Lucy Graham
Taylor Hinds v Everton tackling Lucy Graham, as Ceri Holland steals the ball. Credit: Hana Basir

Where would a win put Liverpool?

Having played only two matches before leaving for the international break, three points on Sunday wouldn’t improve Liverpool’s position in the WSL table by much, but it would keep them above Tottenham as well as title contenders Manchester City.

The Merseyside club are currently sat in sixth on the premise of having a slightly healthier goal difference than the three teams beneath them, and a loss would put them in real danger of dropping into the relegation zone.

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The newly promoted women in red will want to bounce back from the Everton shaped setback with a big victory on their first away game of the 2022/23 season, but it won’t be an easy task against a side who are equally geared up for a fight in the Big Smoke.