LFC Women hope to follow up the impressive 5-0 win against struggling Coventry City with a fourth consecutive win against Blackburn Rovers, who themselves are in a patch of poor form.
Rovers have lost two on the bounce, and have three losses and two draws in their last five games. Liverpool will hope to continue their recent good form to continue closing the gap on the top teams.
The Reds sit in third, seven points off second-placed Durham and 10 points of Leicester City with five games to go. While promotion is out of their hands, the Reds hope to continue winning to force perfection from their rivals.
For their part, Blackburn Rovers have used the recent break to regroup following a set of poor results. Goalkeeper Alex Brooks points to weaknesses in defense that have cost her side recently.
“We’ve not had a clean sheet for a while, and we’ve been likely to give away a penalty every now and again which obviously doesn’t help.
“But we as a defense want nothing more than getting clean sheets, that’s always the aim for the back five. And if we can do that, then we physically can’t get beat, we’ve just got to make sure we convert at the other end.”
Liverpool will hope to force more mistakes from Blackburn’s back five, and the Reds are on a hot streak, scoring five last time out (and 12 total in their last five). The Reds will hope to avoid their own defensive issues to keep their fourth straight clean sheet.