Most eyes were focused on Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, but they weren't the only opponent a Liverpool squad were facing on the day. And as important as the win was to the club's Premier League hopes, elsewhere, the Liverpool Ladies were facing a title deciding, winner-takes-all match against Bristol.
Goals by Louise Fors in the first half and Katrin Omarsdottir late in the second sealed a 2-0 win for the Ladies at their home ground in Widnes, securing the first Women's Super League title Liverpool's women's side that thoroughly outplayed an opponent that similarly could have taken the title if they had been victorious.
"There has been a lot of investment and support from the men's side," said captain Gemma Bonner following the title deciding win. "They have adopted a one-club philosophy and have really embraced us into that. It has helped us training-wise, we have improved as players and the contact time we have been able to have with each other. It has shown on the pitch.
"It puts a good structure in place and allows us to train more often and use the facilities. It has benefited us as players and we have improved throughout the season. The success has come on the pitch as well. It will take a few days to see the reality of it. It is a massive achievement for the club and a big step forward for women's football with the competitiveness of the league."
Not many were anywhere near as competitive as Liverpool's side, who won 12 of 14 matches in the WSL season and drew the remaining pair while scoring 46 goals and conceding 19.
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