NewsLiverpool FC Women to play Merseyside derby at Anfield
Liverpool FC Women are delighted to announce the Merseyside derby clash with Everton Women in September will be played at Anfield.
The game on Sunday September 25 will be the first time the women’s team have played a Barclays Women’s Super League match at the stadium since November 2019.
Everton were also the opposition on that occasion, with the fixture attracting a fantastic crowd of 23,500.
With the nation gripped by the progress of England’s Lionesses to the final of Women’s Euro 2022, LFC Women are thrilled to be able to welcome supporters to Anfield for a women’s fixture once again.
Matt Beard’s side enjoyed a superb title win in the FA Women’s Championship last season and the fans played a huge part in the success.
The team received a warm welcome at Anfield when they paraded the trophy in May and they hope many will return to enjoy one of the most important clashes of their campaign.
Beard watched the last Anfield women’s game on television and he can’t wait to lead his side out on the hallowed turf in L4.
“It’s going to be a fantastic occasion,” he said. “Watching the last game in 2019, with more than 23,000 in the stadium, the atmosphere sounded unbelievable.
“The Merseyside derby is the first fixture I look for as we really missed the game last year. It’s great to be playing Everton again and even better that it will be at Anfield.
“Anfield may be a little more accessible than Prenton Park for a lot of our supporters and hopefully they will come along and then start to make the trip to see us even more often.”
LFC Women managing director Russ Fraser said: “With the pandemic and other issues we haven’t been able to follow up on the historic Merseyside derby played at Anfield in 2019 until now.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for women’s football in this country and what could be better than bringing this game to one of the world’s most iconic stadiums?
“We know our LFC Women’s fans will relish this opportunity to see their heroes play at Anfield. Hopefully this news is a great start to what could be a very special weekend for women’s football in this country.”
LFC Women captain Niamh Fahey was among the team who played at Anfield in 2019 and the derby was the first game she looked for when the fixtures were released earlier this month.
“It’s a special thing to play at Anfield. Not everyone gets to do that. We got a great support there last time so hopefully we get the same again,” she said.
“That buzz from the crowd was unbelievable, that roar trying to get us over the line – it’s going to be epic!
“Hopefully I get the chance to lead the team out. It’s the pinnacle, isn’t it? Leading your team out at Anfield for a Merseyside derby – it doesn’t get better than that!”
Full ticket details for the Anfield fixture, the third league game of the BWSL season, will be released at a later date.
Season tickets for LFC Women – which will include access to this Anfield game – are on sale now, with a 10% discount available until Monday. Just use discount code EUROS10 at liverpoolfc.com/women-tickets.