The Liverpool FC Women put forth a dominant performance in a trip to West Ham on Sunday, controlling the ball for long stretches of the match and generating the lions share of chances. The Reds broke through for an opening goal in the 52nd minute from midfielder Marie Höbinger. It was the Austrian’s second goal in four matches, having also scored in a win over Aston Villa.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, Höbinger’s strike and a dominant performance were not enough. West Ham managed to equalize from a scrappy goal in the 95th minute. After the match, Höbinger expressed her disappointment with the result despite providing the goal for her squad.
“I think we’ve dominated the game for a long time. It’s obviously disappointing to give the points away at the end. It was good to score. I think it’s good when you’re the team who scores first. It was a nice feeling, I’m happy to help the team.”
Despite the result on the day, the midfielder feels like the squad has gotten off to a good start, having beaten Arsenal and Aston Villa in the opening fixtures before dropping a heartbreaker to Everton. She feels the team will be ready to get move past the draw with West Ham when they return from yet another international break.
“I think we did well. We’ve had some good results. We’re disappointed we couldn’t get the three points today, but now it’s the international break and we go again after.”
Like many of the summer signings, Höbinger has settled nicely into the squad and provided an instant impact on the pitch. She said she’s very comfortable and enjoying being a part of the squad.
“I think I really enjoy being with this team - I really like it. I feel really comfortable. Everyone is nice, and I feel really good so that obviously helps.”