Liverpool are aiming to bounce back from their mid-week Conti Cup defeat to Manchester City when they host bottom of the table Leicester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.

Liverpool Women huddled before facing West Ham United.
The Reds huddled as they prepared to take on West Ham.
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The Reds currently sit ninth in the WSL table and are searching for a consecutive league victory for only the second time this season following their 2-0 triumph over West Ham United last weekend.

Leicester are winless and rooted bottom of the table and come into the fixture on the back of a heavy 8-0 beating at the hands of table-toppers Chelsea. Willie Kirk’s team have not won a game across all competitions since they toppled Blackburn Rovers 3-0 in the cup back in October.

Taylor Hinds taking on West Ham's Lisa Evans.
Taylor Hinds in action last weekend.
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Last head-to-head

Liverpool have faced The Foxes four times in their history and only secured their first victory in October when they scored four unanswered goals at the Pirelli Stadium on matchday two of the Conti Cup.

Missy Bo Kearns, Rhiannon Roberts, Rachel Furness and Katie Stengel all made the scoresheet in a comfortable outing for Matt Beard’s side.

This weekend’s meeting will be the first time the two clubs have met in the WSL, with all of their previous Championship head-to-heads going to Leicester.

What would a win mean for Liverpool?

The Reds could enter the winter break up in seventh place with a win, should Tottenham Hotspur and Everton fail to take points off West Ham and Brighton and Hove Albion respectively.

Liverpool won’t return to action after this weekend until they face Manchester United on January 14, and will be hoping they see a lot more success in the second half of the campaign.