In this current state of global crisis, the inherent inequities of the world are laid bare for all to see. Those who were already vulnerable are suffering the most. And those who were thriving are merely being inconvenienced (and lobbying governments for bailouts of said inconvenience, of course).
As much as we worry about our own self-interested title hopes, smaller clubs throughout the football pyramid are suffering. Many will go under. And that’s just on the men’s side of things.
It gets even more dire on the women’s side. The women’s game needs investment at the best of times. And this is definitely not that. Regardless, Liverpool Women manager Vicky Jepson addressed the current situation with the team to the fans.
I just wanted to take this chance to send a message to our supporters during these difficult times for everyone.
Please look after yourselves and your families, follow the expert advice as much as you can and reduce the risks to yourself and everyone around you.
I’m sure you will also think of those in your community who may need help from others as well.
Following the latest medical advice, Liverpool FC Women this week shut down our training base, with the players continuing their fitness programmes at home until it is safer for us to come back together.
As much as we can’t wait to play our next game, everyone’s health and well-being is paramount.
The team, staff and myself look forward to seeing all our fans again as soon as it is possible to do so.
Until then, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones,
It’s good that the women’s team is taking the same precautions, despite the fact that this break, and loss of revenue, will hurt the women’s game more than the men’s.
Hopefully Liverpool execs will come out of this crisis paying more than just lip service to the “two teams, one club” messaging. In this time of crisis and the long road of recovery thereafter, we’ll need a lot more care and understanding for each other and our needs.