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Official: FASWL Suspend Season With Liverpool in Line for Relegation

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Liverpool’s future in the FA Women’s Super League looks very much in doubt today.

Liverpool FC v Southampton FC - Premier League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Liverpool, as a club, don’t seem to care much about their women’s team beyond that it’s a thing they can occasionally trot out as a public relations fig leaf, for the most part preferring to act like it doesn’t exist and leaving it to Tranmere to try to pick up the slack.

And as of today, that side of the club has taken another blow with the announcement that the 2019-20 FA Women’s Super League season has been suspended—with Liverpool sat last and looking likely to be in line for a demotion to FA Women’s Championship.

“The FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has today confirmed the decision to end the 2019/20 season for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship, with immediate effect,” read a statement from the league.

“Following overwhelming feedback from the clubs, the decision to bring an end to the season was made in the best interest of the women’s game. This will also enable clubs to plan, prepare, and focus on next season when football returns for 2020-21.”

The league have yet to officially determine a champion or if relegation will take place, but Liverpool’s position is far from secure as they sit last on a six points having played 14 games—one more than Birmingham, one spot ahead with seven points from 13 played.

Aston Villa, with a six point cushion on Sheffield United in the second tier, will feel that they deserve promotion to the FAWSL in Liverpool’s place, as under normal circumstances the bottom side would be relegated in favour of the champion of the Championship.

Meanwhile, the FAWSL is set for a real mess in determining who, or even if, a champion should be declared as Manchester City are a point ahead of Chelsea at the top of the table—but Chelsea have a game in hand.