Liverpool are aiming to maintain their 100%-win record in this year’s Women’s Conti Cup and qualify top of Group B as they face second-placed Manchester City at Prenton Park on Wednesday evening.
The Reds have so far beaten Leicester City and Sunderland on the road and most recently toppled Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at home keeping three clean sheets along the way.
Gareth Taylor’s Man City are also undefeated in their cup campaign having seen off both of the Championship sides including a 6-0 thrashing of Rovers.
But the table toppers go head-to-head tonight on the back of two convincing Super League wins last weekend, with their sights set on automatic qualification into the quarter-finals.
Manchester City edged Liverpool 2-1 in the WSL back in October with goals from Khadija Shaw and Hayley Raso enough to take all three points despite Katie Stengel pulling one back for the visitors before half time.
The Merseyside club haven’t beaten the Citizens since 2018 when current Chelsea striker, Bethany England, earned the Reds a 1-0 victory.
What would a win mean for Liverpool?
Finishing the group unbeaten would mean Matt Beard’s team would qualify for the knockout stages as leaders and will avoid having to make the cut for the best second-placed side.
However, the defending Conti Cup champions will make for a very big challenge for the hosts. But having toppled the current WSL title-holders Chelsea in September, City won’t be quick to write Liverpool off.