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Liverpool Women Lose Merseyside Derby

This is starting to get ridiculous.

Liverpool FC Women v Reading - WSL Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

We’re entering December with the fifth loss in a row for Liverpool Women. There’s really not much to say about the state of Liverpool Women that hasn’t been said already, and it’s probably safe to just watch the rest of this season play out and hope the team gets the support and resources they so desperately need to prepare for the next season.

But we’re here, so we may as well talk about yet another painful match for the Reds. The other Merseyside derby began in high spirits, with Everton’s new manager Willie Kirk kicking off his debut game. Liverpool, who are still finding their legs under their own new manager Vicky Jepsen, were hoping to secure a win over a Blues side that hadn’t seen a win in eight games.

Unfortunately for the Reds, the first goal came from the visitors when Inessa Kaagman sent an incredible strike curling into the top left corner in the fifth minute. The Reds were able to equalise when Jess Clarke tapped home a rebound, but another stupendous strike from Simone Magill sealed Everton their first victory of the season before the first half was even over. Liverpool almost found the back of the net a few times in the second half — once only denied by the woodwork — but failed to equalise.

So that’s that. Is it possible that the new squad just needs time to settle under Jepsen? Possibly. But without some serious investment from the club, things don’t look like they’re going to improve any time soon for Liverpool Women.

Liverpool will have a chance to try again against Everton on Wednesday, the 5th of December in the FA Continental Tyres Cup. You can purchase tickets here.