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Liverpool v Brighton: Reds hope for perfect start to 2019

Liverpool FC Women will host Brighton & Hove Albion this Sunday at 2pm in their first fixture of 2019. The Reds will be playing for a win that is urgently needed to get them back on track in the Women’s Super League.

Brighton will travel to Prenton Park with a lot of optimism following a poor run from the hosting side. Despite earning a bonus point against Reading in the Continental Cup back in December, Liverpool’s recent league form has been less than ideal.

The Reds have not won a WSL game since October, so they will be looking to put that right this weekend.

Brighton are currently sat in 11th position, with only four points gained so far in the campaign. Similarly, they have also been unable to secure a win since October. This match is a vital one for both teams to tally some important points.

“Everyone’s really positive and looking forward to putting in a bit of graft and getting ourselves back up the table where we belong.” Said Niamh Fahey ahead of the fixture.

Previous fixture

The two sides met earlier on in the season at Crawley Town FC. A late winner from Rinsola Babajide scraped all three points for Liverpool.

Due to the close nature of the game, it ensures that the sides both have the capability to come away with a victory when they meet again.

With this being the Red’s first game of 2019, they will have their sights firmly placed on getting out of the bottom half of the table.

Hope Powell’s side will look to move themselves away from Yeovil who sit at the bottom of the table. Whilst simultaneously moving within three points of Liverpool.

This game is of great significance for both teams due to recent poor form from both. They both find themselves closer to the relegation zone than they would have anticipated at the start of the season.

A win for either side will be a huge result – can Vicky Jepson and Liverpool start their 2019 off right?

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