Liverpool v West Ham United
Barclays Women’s Super League, Prenton Park, Sunday 4 December 2022, 2pm KO
West Ham United Women are back on the road for the first time in over a month – as they travel to Birkenhead, Merseyside, to take on Liverpool at Prenton Park.
The Hammers have won their previous two matches in all competitions, having beaten Leicester City and Birmingham City in the Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) and Continental Tyres League Cup respectively.
The match will see a number of familiar faces go up against one another, with Liverpool managed by former West Ham boss, Matt Beard – whilst former Hammers Skipper, Gilly Flaherty is likely to feature at the heart of the Liverpool defence.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of another exciting and intriguing WSL matchup...
Heading up to Merseyside to watch the fixture in person? Tickets for the match are available online from Liverpool’s Official website, priced at £7.50 for Adults and £5 for Concessions.
How To Follow
Supporters will be able to watch the match live on the FA Player, with coverage beginning just before the scheduled 3pm kick-off.
Alternatively, you can also follow the action across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reactions for you after the final whistle.
Click here for directions to Prenton Park from our home ground, Chigwell Construction Stadium.
If you are travelling by car, please be advised that car parking is available at the ground but may be limited.
Street parking in the local residential areas around the stadium is limited due to a residents parking scheme so please be sure to check before you park. Street parking is more accessible further away from the ground if you don’t mind a 10-15 minute walk.
Rock Ferry and Birkenhead Central are the closest railway stations to Prenton Park, and are both around a 15 minute walk away. They are both served by Liverpool Lime Street.
To walk from Rock Ferry, exit the station and turn right. Walk up Bedford Road until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Bebington Road and keep going until you reach the Sportmans Pub. Turn left here on to Prenton Road and you will see the stadium approach on your left.
To walk from Birkenhead Central, exit the station and cross over the road before turning right. At the roundabout, take the right turn on to Borough Road. Continue all the way down this road, past four sets of traffic lights, and turn right on to Prenton Road where you will see the stadium approach in front of you.
Heading into the weekend’s fixture, Paul Konchesky has no new injury concerns. Jess Ziu, Lucy Parker and Emma Snerle are all recovering from longer-term injuries and are all confirmed as unavailable.
Liverpool are back in the WSL after spending two seasons in the Barclays Championship. Former Hammers boss Beard led his side to the title last season, where they finished on 52 points, whilst also reaching the quarterfinals of the Conti Cup.
The Reds began the 2022/23 season in the best possible way, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Prenton Park on 18 September, but since then, they have failed to pick up another three points.
In their last two matches, they’ve drawn 3-3 with both Brighton & Hove Albion and Reading, and will be hoping to go one better, whilst tightening up at the back when the Hammers make the trip to Birkenhead on Sunday.
Forward, Katie Stengel has five goals in the league, whilst Melissa Lawley has three assists – the pair will need to be kept quiet.
The West Ham connections don’t just stop with the aforementioned Beard and Flaherty, however. Leanne Kiernan, who played 31 times in Claret & Blue is currently out injured, and will not feature, whilst Liverpool General Manager, Russ Fraser previously worked for the Hammers, as did S&C coach, Colm Smith.