Liverpool Ladies have had an amazing week. Midfielder Caroline Weir was named Women's Player of the Year 2017 at the Northwest Football Awards on Tuesday; the first team made it to the Continental Cup quarter-finals after a resounding 5-1 win against Aston Villa on Wednesday; and the development squad crowned the week off with a 6-1 victory against Celtic’s Academy on Sunday.
It was a particularly good week for Weir who returned to action on Wednesday and was one of Liverpool’s goalscorers, along with Ashley Hodson, Jess Clarke, Alex Greenwood, and Ali Johnson. The Reds controlled the game from the start, with Hodson opening scoring 17 minutes into the game. Villa, who currently play in the FA WSL 2, managed to sneak a goal in in the second half but posed no real challenge to Liverpool’s dominance through the game.
“We wanted to come out tonight and give a professional performance,” Hodson said after the game. “We obviously knew that we would be in the quarter-finals if we won this game and hopefully we can now win the next game and top the table. We’ve had two good wins in the last few days, one against Birmingham and one against Aston Villa tonight.”
It’ll be a few weeks before the Reds can keep making their way towards the top of the table, however, with international break and World Cup qualifiers looming. Liverpool players, including Siobhan Chamberlain and Gemma Bonner, will join England as they face Bosnia Herzegovina on the 24th of November and Kazakhstan on the 28th of November.
Liverpool will be back in action against Sunderland Ladies on December 2.