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Match Preview: Liverpool aiming for home victory against Reading

Following their first win of the season against Brighton, Liverpool are looking to continue their run of form. The Reds will play their first home game of the campaign on Sunday against Reading FC Women.

Liverpool’s first home game of the season will be the perfect setting to get them back on track in the FA Women’s Super League. They will go head-to-head with Reading FC Women, who regained promotion to the WSL in 2015.

The two will meet at Prenton Park in Birkenhead – home of Tranmere Rovers and LFC Women’s temporary home stadium.

Liverpool have one game in hand over this week’s opponents. A win on Sunday will see them climb to third place, ahead of Manchester City.

Both Bristol and Manchester City have won just one of their three games played, dropping four points each. This has left Liverpool with an opportunity to capitalise on their mistakes and push further up the table.

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Back to winning ways

The Reds were triumphant last week against Brighton & Hove Albion away from home. Their 1-0 victory resulted in their first league win of the season.

In a game that was lacking clear-cut opportunities, it was down to Rinsola Babajide to change the game. The 20-year-old came on with just ten minutes to go and scored the goal to clinch all three points.

Vicky Jepson praised Babajide’s display after the match and said she was “delighted with her performance.”

With Jepson taking control due to Chris Kirkland’s absence, it was promising for Liverpool to see out a confident win despite the circumstances. Going into the next game with the potential to move towards the top of the table will be a massive boost for the Reds.

Reading are currently two places above Liverpool and will also be fancying their chances. Losing 1-0 at home to Birmingham last week, Kelly Chambers’ side will be driven to get back to winning ways.

The Royals have the likes of hugely successful Fara Williams and Jo Potter gracing their squad. As well as a whole wealth of young up-and-coming talent, Reading will be a tough opposition.

This game will certainly test both teams, with a golden opportunity for either side to leap-frog some of the league giants. With Liverpool having the home advantage, they must see the three points as theirs for the taking.

Match tickets can be purchased prior to or on match-day: Adults – £5. Children (Under 16) & Concessions – £2.50.

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