Prenton Park plays host to Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion this Sunday in the Women’s Super League, with neither team’s form suggesting the result is a foregone conclusion.

Liverpool are winless in their last four games in all competitions while Brighton sit eighth in the league with one win in the last five in the WSL.

The last time these two sides met was in April, a game which saw Liverpool walk away with all three points via a nervy 2-1 win. The Red’s two goals that day came from Welsh forward Ceri Holland, a player Matt Beard will be hoping can perform to the same high standards this weekend, especially following a recent stint on the sidelines with a muscle injury.

Brighton coach Melissa Phillips will be urging her team to carry the momentum gained from the squad’s 3-1 dismantling of West Ham in the FA WSL Cup on Wednesday – a night which saw the Red’s suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Manchester United.

There will also be a keen eye on Liverpool’s Leanne Kiernan. The forward has received limited minutes in the last few games as she continues her return to full fitness. She was afforded 20 minutes in the midweek FA WSL Cup game and may see more time on the pitch this weekend.

This could be good news for Liverpool who have struggled to find the back of the net in recent weeks, other than the thrilling 4-3 loss to Manchester City. In the last 10 games the Reds have scored 12 goals, while conceding 17. In comparison, Brighton have scored 14 in their last 10, with 20 going the other way into their net.

A win for Brighton would move them just one point behind Liverpool in the league, who sit smack bang in the middle of the table in sixth place on 11 points from seven games. A win for Liverpool could push them into the top four, depending on other results.

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