Remember over the summer when we asked why there was only one Liverpool Women’s player at the World Cup? And sure, a call up doesn’t necessarily guarantee playing time. We all know that. Hell, it’s not even necessarily a good thing to be called up for international duty when it’s all the more likely that a player could get injured training and playing for a match that ultimately doesn’t matter.
Does that stop this writer from being excited that a few Liverpool Women got called up? Nope. I am excited.
As of this October international break, Liverpool have a number of players joining their respective National teams and levels. Most notably Melissa Lawley is joining Phil Neville (ugh) and the senior women’s squad ahead of their friendlies against Brazil and Portugal. Lawley appeared on the bench on Saturday’s defeat against Brazil, but didn’t see any playing time.
Rinsola Babjide, Niamh Charles, and Amy Rodgers will all be headed to the England U20 squads for training, with no upcoming fixtures announced.
Missy Bo Kearns has been called up to the England U19 squad to take part in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Women’s U19 Championship. Kearns featured for 11 minutes off the bench as the Young Lionesses beat Cyprus 8-0 on Wednesday; they then faced Belarus on Saturday, with Kearns earning a starting role and England winning 3-0.
Vice-captain Niamh Fahey will return to Ireland for a UEFA Women’s Championship qualifier against Ukraine in Dublin on Tuesday, the 8th. The Irish FA are expecting a sell-out crowd, with all 8,000 tickets now claimed.
Also on Tuesday night, midfielder Rhiannon Roberts will be in action with Wales in Belarus in their own UEFA qualifier.
As for Christie Murray? There’s not a whole lot of information out there, especially considering she’s been missing from the Liverpool squad since the season has started, but it appears she may have sustained a knee injury during the match against England back in July during the Women’s World Cup.