While the Liverpool FC Women scored goals for fun in their run to the FA Women’s Championship in 2021-22, they found it much harder sledding to create offensive output in the WSL this past season. Despite only averaging a goal a game, good for 9th best offensive output in a 12 team league, Liverpool finished comfortably 7th in the table. Essentially, when they scored goals, they tended to be really important goals.
Two of Liverpool’s best performers from this past season, Missy Bo Kearns and Emma Koivisto, combined for three separate goals, with the wing back setting up the midfielder for tallies against Reading, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City. That was the second highest total of goals created between the same two players in the league, according to Andrew Beasley on Liverpoolfc.com. Only three other duos in the league managed to combine for more, with each of them working together to create four goals.
More importantly, each of the goals the Koivisto assisted for Kearns proved to be match winners. With Liverpool winning three matches on the season, fully half of them came with the Koivisto-to-Kearns combination being the decisive factor. Combining for three match-winning goals was the highest such combination in the league.