LFC Women reaction: Derby win a 'really good collective performance'

NewsLFC Women reaction: Derby win a 'really good collective performance'

By Chris Shaw


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Amber Whiteley praised a ‘really good collective performance’ from Liverpool FC Women after they chalked up a deserved 2-1 win over Everton Women.

Goals early in each half from Sophie Roman Haug and Yana Daniels punctuated a Continental League Cup tie in which the Reds carved out a host of good chances.

With Matt Beard absent from the touchline at Walton Hall Park due to illness, assistant manager Whiteley provided the post-match verdict on a positive Wednesday night…

On getting a win over Everton…

Some really good individual performances and I thought a really good collective performance too. Good to get 90 minutes-plus into Leanne Kiernan, I think that’s her first one in 15 months so a real positive. A really good night.

Liverpool earn Continental League Cup victory at Everton

Match reportLiverpool earn Continental League Cup victory at EvertonLiverpool FC Women completed their Continental League Cup group-stage schedule with a 2-1 victory away at Everton Women on Wednesday night.

On Roman Haug scoring again and how well she is settling in at the club…

Yeah, she has been fantastic. Super movement inside the box and a fantastic finisher. Great all-round player, can come in and play off the front. A great link-up player. Like I said before, her movement inside the box is absolutely brilliant and when she gets opportunities you know she’s going to finish.

On Daniels providing a timely second goal…

Really pleased for Yana, I thought she had a great performance overall too. Really happy that she got the goal.

On Leanne Kiernan looking sharp on the night…

Yeah, she looked really sharp. Like I said before, really pleased that she got the full 90 minutes. Good to tick that one off and I think the goal just would have topped it off for her – but save that one for Sunday!

On the work Kiernan had to put in during her recovery from a long-term injury…

It was a really tough one for Leanne but credit to her, the resilience she has shown, the work the medical team have put in, sports science, they have done an absolutely brilliant job together. And we’re all over the moon to see her back on the pitch and performing.

On Lucy Parry’s performance from right-back and Emma Koivisto being a good role model for her…

She was brilliant, particularly going forward, was a real threat down that right-hand side. Really good to see her coming into her own. Emma is really versatile, can play in a number of different positions. A really good pairing.

Match report

On Liverpool’s composure at the end after Everton scored in stoppage time…

We should have been out of sight really, but good to hold on to the win. Disappointed not to keep the clean sheet but good to get it over the line.

On Sunday’s trip to Manchester United in the league and it being the last game before a break…

We want to finish strongly. We’ll prepare as usual for Sunday and we want to finish on a high. It will be a good benchmark to see where we’re at, but we want to compete with every team this season; we feel like we’re in a good position to take points off anyone.



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