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West Ham Women 4, Liverpool Women 2 - Match Recap: Relegation is Real

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Even with two games in hand, Liverpool Women are in dire straits.

West Ham United v Liverpool - FA Women’s Super League - Rush Green Stadium Photo by Chris Radburn/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images

West Ham Women 4 - 2 Liverpool Women

West Ham Women: Leon 25’ & 60’, Thomas 27’ & 52’
Liverpool Women: Furness 71’ & 87’

Pre-Match

With international break looming and two games in hand, this is the perfect chance for Liverpool Women to turn things around, especially against a team they’ve... well, drawn with before. Rachel Furness is turning out to be the best signing so far, having contributed goals and cohesion in the final third, and hopefully she’ll have more of an impact today. Maybe we can show it to Matt Beard once again, although it’s looking like he made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.

First Half

The conditions are better than they would be at Prenton Park, even with the unrelenting wind keeping any good things from happening for Liverpool.

West Ham score two goals at 25 and 27 minutes on through Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas. Maybe if Liverpool Women had access to the Men’s state-of-the-art analytics department, we could see what’s going wrong in the defense and the final third to keep us from scoring and not allowing other teams to?

As of this scoreline, with the Bristol City win earlier in the day, Liverpool Women sit at the bottom of the table, merely waiting to be relegated because it seems that that’s the only way the higher ups will notice that something is severely wrong at this club. Or they won’t notice because they won’t care.

Second Half

The start of the second half sees West Ham finding two more goals through their first half goal scorers, once again neatly one after the other.

Rachel Furness is able to pull this team up by the scruffs of their necks and score twice to halve the deficit but the damage is done and Liverpool Women have once again lost and cemented themselves in last place.

Gonna say it again: maybe if Liverpool Women had access to the Men’s state-of-the-art analytics department, we could see what’s going wrong in the defense and the final third to keep us from scoring and not allowing other teams to? Or maybe even some better scouts? Or maybe, and stick with me on this one, some better pay and resources to encourage more skilled players to come over and want to play for Liverpool.

Liverpool Women, the team that won back to back titles in 2013 and 2014 when the Men’s team failed, that prided itself on having the first full time squad in the League, are about to get relegated at the end of the season because the leadership simply does not care to compete with our rivals anymore. Everton Women even have their own stadium, which just opened this weekend. THEIR OWN STADIUM. And we’re still waiting to replay two games because we play on a League One pitch that is overused and hasn’t been replaced in 25 years.

Final Thoughts

If you were expecting Liverpool Women to lose, then yes sure, they did the thing.