ReactionEmma Koivisto: I'm really happy with the two goals

By Joe Urquhart


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Emma Koivisto was pleased to play a crucial role in Liverpool FC Women's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Reds secured an impressive three points at Poundland Bescot Stadium, with Koivisto's double adding to earlier goals from Grace Fisk and Sophie Roman Haug.

The win moves Matt Beard's charges level on points with fourth-placed Manchester United in the Barclays Women's Super League standings.

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"I didn't think it was that pretty today," Koivisto told post-match. "The pitch wasn't the best, but yeah, [we scored] four goals today, so we're pleased overall."

On her two goals, she added: "After a cross like that [for the first], it's an easy job to put the ball into the net. [For the second], I just tried to win the header and then it ended up in the goal, I don't even know how! It was a little bit lucky.

"I think maybe it was the first time today [that she's scored twice in a top-flight game]. It wasn't my best performance, but I'm happy with the goals. I feel like I always try to be there and today there were some great crosses.

"It feels really nice. It was nice to come back to Liverpool to play with the girls today. I'm really happy."

On putting in a solid performance following the international break, Koivisto said: "Sometimes I think the players are tired after the camps, but this time I think my body felt good and it was easy [for us] this time.

"I think we have been doing better this season than last season. That was our goal: to improve every season. It's been good so far."

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Koivisto also paid tribute to the backing the squad received from the travelling supporters.

She finished: "Our fans are just amazing. They're the best. They always travel everywhere. It doesn't matter where we play, they're always here."



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