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Kirsty Linnett: “We Just Want to Improve, Build for Next Year, and Be in a Good Place”

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Liverpool Women netted another three points after a win against Lewes this weekend.

Liverpool v Lewes - Barclays FA Women’s Championship Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

If you missed the fact that Liverpool Women had a game today, that they won, and that they’re fourth in the Championship now, well. The club didn’t really do much to make sure you knew or that you could watch the game. But the team absolutely did end today’s game at Prenton Park with a clean sheet and a relatively decent performance throughout. Reds striker Kirsty Linnett spoke to the FA website after the match about the game and Liverpool’s performance.

“It’s great to get the win and the three points because they had good spells in the game,” Linnett said. “[Lewes] have really improved since the start of the season and obviously signed some really good players.

“We are a bit frustrated because we started really well and were on fire for the first 15-20 minutes but it is hard to maintain that throughout the game. We lost a bit of momentum and let them back into it. We started slowly in the second half too so all round it wasn’t our best performance but sometimes you just have to get the result.”

“We have started slowly for the last couple of weeks so we wanted to start quickly. They were playing five at the back so it was difficult to get past that wall and they were blocking the shots really well - they obviously did their homework on us and gave us a hard game.”

The second goal came minutes after the second half began when a Holland free-kick set Moore up for an excellent header.

“It was a good time to get the second goal but we couldn’t get hold of the ball afterwards,” Linnett added, frankly. “I don’t want to be too negative but our mindset is that we just want to improve and build for next year and be in a good place.”

We’ve said it a million times and we’ll probably say it a million times more: what Liverpool Women need to improve and build is resources and funding from the club. The fact that this was a home game that the club failed to broadcast doesn’t bode particularly well for that.