Liverpool Women take the trip down south to Princes Park on Sunday (Feb 11) where they will face a managerless London City Lionesses side in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Matt Beard’s Liverpool come into the fixture following a 1-0 victory against Bristol City in the fourth round of the cup despite Ceri Holland being sent off for a second yellow card.
It was the captain, Gemma Bonner who secured the team’s passage to the next round with her third goal of the season late on.
Since then, the Reds have struggled in the league, dropping down to fifth after gaining just one point out of a possible nine coming into the weekend’s cup tie.
As for London City, they sit near the bottom of the Women’s Championship in 10th position but claimed their spot in the fifth round for the first time following a dominant 4-0 win against Moneyfields.
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The Lionesses will be looking to put poor recent results behind them and create more history for the club with a quarter final debut should they beat their toughest task yet in Liverpool.
The Kent based club will be without a manager for the fixture due to the dismissal of Carolina Morace just seven months into her two-year contract.
The club released a statement explaining that Darren Smith, the first team goalkeeper coach, will come in as the interim head coach.
Ones to watch:
Liverpool Women – Marie Hobinger
The number 14 is the top goal scorer for The Reds this season with four goals. She comes into the tie in good form, coming off the bench in Liverpool’s latest game to equalise in stoppage time against Tottenham Hotspur with a powerful strike from outside of the box.
London City – Megan Campbell
Attention will be focused on the defender having played for both the red and blue side of Merseyside. Campbell signed for London City in the January transfer market and will be looking to make only her second appearance for the club.
The Irish international will be expected to lead the side with her experience playing a huge role in influencing and helping some of her less experienced teammates.