It’s been a couple of frustrating games for Liverpool Women, so securing three points with a single goal in the first ten minutes of the game has to come as a relief. The Reds took on Sheffield United at home this weekend, and largely controlled the game after Rinsola Babajide’s sixth minute strike. The Blades, who were at the top of the league when the game began, were able to create a few chances after the first half an hour but could not find the back of the net.
“We just knew we needed that early goal especially with them being a good side,” Babajide said after the game. “We needed to be on top and get the early goal and most importantly we’ve come away with the three points.”
“We know we are a massive team and a good team in this league having come down from the Super League. As a team we just needed to be on the front foot and not let them have any freedom and then we could go and dominate.”
Liverpool has largely shown their mettle in the Championship, but with a tight schedule between the league and the FA WSL Cup, as well as worse pitches than they have been used to playing on in the Super League, it’s no surprise that it’s harder to kill off a game once they’ve taken the lead.
“We are disappointed we didn’t go and kill the game off, the longer it went on they always had a chance,” Babajide added. “But it was important to control the lead and we did that and getting the points was the main thing.
“We know we maybe need to be more clinical but it is coming and it is only early on.
“It is going to be tough at the top, so three points today was important.”
Liverpool will face Blackburn Rovers next Sunday before taking on Everton in the FA WSL Cup on Wednesday, November 18.