Liverpool Women have announced their Merseyside derby match against Everton in the Women’s Super League will be played at Anfield in September.
It is the first time the sides have met at the stadium since 2019, with women’s football currently riding at the peak of a wave as Euro 2022 takes center stage as the England side reach the final.
The Reds, who normally play at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park, were promoted after winning the Championship at a gallop last season to return to the top flight after a two-year absence.
Head coach Matt Beard returned last year to oversee an immediate revival, having previously been in charge between 2012 and 2015 when Liverpool won back-to-back WSL titles.
“It’s going to be a fantastic occasion,” he said. “At the last game in 2019, with more than 23,000 spectators in the stadium, the atmosphere sounded incredible.
“The Merseyside derby is the first game I’m looking for as we really missed the game last year. It’s great to play against Everton again and even better that it’s going to be at Anfield.
“Anfield may be a little more accessible than Prenton Park for many of our supporters and hopefully they will come along and then make the journey to see us more often.”
Captain Niamh Fahey expects a great atmosphere for the derby. “It’s something special to play at Anfield. Not everyone is allowed to do that. We got great support there last time, so let’s hope we get the same one again,” she said.
“That buzz from the crowd was amazing, that roar trying to get us across the finish line – it’s going to be epic!
“Hopefully I get the chance to lead the team out. It’s the climax, isn’t it? Leading your team to a Merseyside derby at Anfield – it doesn’t get any better than that!”
Everton finished fifth in the WSL last season and play their games at the 2,000-capacity Walton Hall Park.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-everton-women-fixtures-wsl-anfield-b2133908.html Liverpool Women announce the WSL Merseyside Derby will be played at Anfield