Liverpool will look to stay out of the relegation zone as they chase their second Women’s Super League victory of the season when they face West Ham United at Prenton Park on Sunday.

Liverpool fans in the stands at Prenton Park.
Liverpool fans showing their support at Prenton Park. Photo: Hana Basir

Matt Beard’s team are yet to add to the impressive three points they picked up on the opening day against champions Chelsea but come into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 triumph over Blackburn Rovers in the FA WSL Cup.

Paul Konchesky’s West Ham saw off Birmingham City in their own cup match last week with former Red midfielder Kate Longhurst opening the scoring in their 2-0 win.

Last head-to-head

The two sides haven’t met since Liverpool were last in the top division back in 2020 where the Hammers inflicted a convincing 4-2 defeat over the visiting Merseyside club. A Rachel Furness double came late in the game, but it wasn’t enough to inspire a comeback.

However, both of West Ham’s scorers, Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas, are now at Manchester United, whilst the hosts will be fronting a much-changed team of their own.

Liverpool also have the better overall record against the London outfit with two victories to their one.

Liverpool's Rachel Furness winning a header against Aston Villa.
Rachel Furness winning a header versus Aston Villa. Photo: Hana Basir

Where would a win put Liverpool?

Despite toppling the defending champions on matchday one, it has been a rough ride for Liverpool, who have found their best form of the campaign in their previous two matches after drawing to Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading.

The newly promoted Reds are just a point above a relegation spot and are at risk of falling in should Reading beat Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Liverpool Women showing remembrance.
The Reds respecting Remembrance Day.
Photo: Hana Basir

To avoid the danger zone and to gain a boost heading into their next FA WSL Cup group game versus Manchester City on Wednesday, Liverpool will need to secure the three points in Birkenhead.