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Vicky Jepson Pens Open Letter to Fans

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LFC’s lack of investment in Women’s team has consequences

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Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC - The Women’s FA Cup: Fifth Round Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

This has been a depressing week for Liverpool. You’re probably up to date on the latest in the Timo Werner saga, and quite frankly, I’m annoyed to be still talking about that. The most depressing news, however, is that LFC Women have been relegated after the Women’s Super League decided to cancel the rest of the season. Points Per Game was the deciding factor, granting Chelsea the championship and relegating Liverpool. Aston Villa won promotion.

Following this news, Liverpool Women manager Vicky Jepson wrote an open letter to fans.

”The players, the backroom staff and everyone at LFC Women are of course hurting right now after the FA decision that we should be relegated.

“We know you are too.

“All we hoped for was the chance to finish the season on the pitch once it was safe to do so.

“We were confident we could produce the performances to get ourselves out of trouble and secure our position in the Women’s Super League.”

The full letter can be read here.

It’s unacceptable that a Liverpool team has been relegated. It’s unacceptable that while the Men’s team is experiencing unprecedented success, the women’s team is treated like an after thought. Liverpool need to fully invest in their women’s team. Now.