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Liverpool Women FC celebrated a remarkable victory over West Ham United in the Barclays Women’s Super League, with a commanding 3-1 win showcasing their prowess on the field. Leanne Kiernan and Missy Bo Kearns marked their first goals of the season, while leading scorer Sophie Roman Haug added her seventh, sealing the triumph at Prenton Park.

St. Patrick’s Day Delight: Kiernan Opens the Scoring

The match, held on St. Patrick’s Day, held special significance as Irish striker Leanne Kiernan delivered the opener in the first half, igniting emotional scenes among fans and teammates alike. Kiernan’s goal, her first since the 2021-22 campaign, symbolized her triumphant return from injury, adding to the poignant narrative of the match.

It was more than just a goal; it was a testament to Kiernan’s resilience, determination, and unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. After enduring a long battle with injury, her return to the scoresheet on such a symbolic day filled the hearts of Liverpool women fc supporters with joy and pride.

The sight of Kiernan wheeling away in celebration, embraced by her teammates, epitomized the unity and camaraderie within the squad. It was a moment that will be etched in the memories of Liverpool women fc fans for years to come, serving as a source of inspiration and motivation for Kiernan and her teammates alike.

Liverpool’s Dominance on Display: Crisp Passing and Defensive Solidity

Liverpool’s dominance was evident from the start, with confident play and crisp passing setting the tone for the encounter. The fluidity of their movements and the precision of their passes showcased the team’s cohesion and tactical awareness, leaving the opposition struggling to assert themselves. From the first whistle, Liverpool women fc imposed their style of play, dictating the tempo and controlling possession with authority.

Despite early threats from West Ham, Liverpool’s defense remained resolute, anchored by the commanding presence of Niamh Fahey. Fahey’s leadership at the back instilled confidence in her teammates, as she marshaled the defensive line with composure and determination. Her ability to read the game, anticipate opposition movements, and make timely interventions proved instrumental in thwarting any potential dangers posed by the visitors.

The synergy between Liverpool’s midfield and defense was also evident, as they worked cohesively to nullify West Ham’s attacking threats. The midfield duo of Ceri Holland and Sofie Lundgaard provided crucial support to the backline, tracking back tirelessly to regain possession and launch counterattacks. Their relentless work rate and tenacity ensured that Liverpool maintained control of the midfield battle, limiting West Ham’s opportunities to penetrate their defensive lines.

As the first half progressed, Liverpool’s dominance only grew more pronounced, with their attacking prowess complementing their defensive solidity. The seamless transitions from defense to attack allowed Liverpool to launch swift and incisive counterattacks, catching West Ham off guard and putting them on the back foot.

Overall, Liverpool’s performance was a testament to their collective strength and tactical discipline. From the precision of their passing to the resilience of their defense, every aspect of their game was executed with precision and purpose. As the final whistle blew, Liverpool emerged victorious, their dominance on full display for all to see.

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Kearns’ Impact: A Crucial Contribution off the Bench

A pivotal moment arrived as Liverpool made an early change due to injury, with Missy Bo Kearns stepping in from the bench. Kearns’ impact was immediate, as she contributed to Liverpool’s second goal with a well-timed header, following a precise cross from Marie Höbinger. Her introduction provided the team with the depth and dynamism needed to maintain their momentum.

Roman Haug Seals the Deal: Clinical Finish Ensures Victory

The momentum firmly in Liverpool’s favor, they continued to press forward, culminating in Sophie Roman Haug’s clinical finish, securing the victory with a third goal. The celebrations that ensued were a testament to the team’s unity and determination, particularly in light of Kiernan’s arduous journey back to form.

Resilience in Defense: Laws’ Heroics Maintain Lead

Despite West Ham’s attempts to claw back into the game, Liverpool women fc resilience prevailed, with goalkeeper Rachael Laws making crucial saves to maintain their lead. Her commanding presence between the posts instilled confidence in the team and played a pivotal role in securing the victory.

A Consolation for West Ham: Liverpool’s Response

While West Ham managed to find a consolation goal late in the match, it was Liverpool who emerged triumphant, securing three vital points in the league. The team’s ability to respond to adversity and maintain their focus until the final whistle showcased their mental strength and determination.

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Looking Ahead: Merseyside Derby Beckons

As Liverpool Women FC bask in the glory of their victory, they turn their focus to the highly anticipated Merseyside derby against Everton. Poised to continue their winning momentum, Liverpool Women FC are ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead, fueled by their unwavering commitment to success.

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Liverpool Women FC Starting Lineup

Taylor Koivisto,Jasmine Matthews,Niamh Fahey,Grace Fisk,Jemma Purfield,Sofie Lundgaard (substituted by Missy Bo Kearns at 38′),Ceri Holland, Marie Höbinger (substituted by Ashleigh Daniels at 65′), Leanne Kiernan (substituted by Shanice van de Sanden at 60′), Sophie Roman Haug

Unused Substitutes

Rylee Foster, Ashleigh Daniels, Amy Rodgers, Amalie Thestrup, Missy Bo Kearns, Melissa Lawley, Jess Clarke


Liverpool Women FC’s victory over West Ham United marks a significant milestone in their season, serving as a testament to their resilience, teamwork, and unwavering determination to succeed. As they set their sights on future challenges, Liverpool Women FC remain a force to be reckoned with in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

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By Abdulkadir Salim

Abdulkadir Salim Is content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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