To say the Liverpool Women’s squad has gotten off to a rough start to the season is an understatement. With a lack of serious commitment from the parent club in a year where other clubs are investing heavily after the Women’s World Cup, the results have been predictably not great. That all changed today as the LFC ladies trounced Coventry United 5-1 in Group A action of the Continental Cup (FA Women’s League Cup).
The Reds were on the front foot from the jump, with Niamh Charles heading home a corner provided by Kirsty Linnett just three minutes into the match. It didn’t take Linnett long to get involved again, this time tucking home a rebound just two minutes later off of a Rinsola Babajide shot.
Coventry United managed to pull a goal back in the 8th minute, but it was the Kirsty Linnett show after that. The Liverpool striker completed a first half hat trick after heading home a cross from Babajide before tucking home a penalty kick just before half time.
Jess Clark, making her 50th appearance for the club, powered home a header in the second half to round out the scoring.
While it was a 5-1 drubbing, it was against a team a division below themselves. Still, hopefully this will provide a spark when the squad returns to league play next week against Birmingham City. Birmingham City are the current basement dwellers in FAWSL1.
In the meantime, enjoy this message from the hat trick hero!
HAT TRICK HERO— Liverpool FC Women (@LiverpoolFCW) October 20, 2019
A message from @kirsty_linnett! pic.twitter.com/ILZbDE7fcX