With the new season almost upon us, here is the latest information for supporters of Liverpool FC Women.
When do LFC Women start their season?
LFC Women play their first game in the Championship on Sunday September 6 when they face Durham Women at Prenton Park. Kick off is 2pm. Click here for the full fixture list.
Can supporters attend the game?
No, sadly due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, supporters are not allowed in to watch the match in person.
How long will this continue?
All matches will take place behind closed doors until at least October 1, 2020.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the overriding priority of both the club and the FA has been the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.
The safety of players, coaches, club staff and the local community is paramount. Strict protocols have been put in place to ensure that Prenton Park is as safe as possible for everybody present. These protocols will ensure that the 2020-21 season gets underway with the least risk possible, without adding any further strain on the NHS and other public services.
How can I watch the game?
The LFC Women v Durham match will be screened live online on The FA Player. Highlights will be shown on LFCTV in the days that follow. There will also be regular updates on all the club social media channels including:
Why are matches being played behind closed doors?
The government is using a five-stage framework for the phased return of elite sport. Season 2020-21 will commence with games played behind closed doors under Stage 3. This allows for domestic matches to be played, providing access is restricted to ‘individuals with essential functional roles.’ Supporters are not permitted and will not return until medical advice and government legislation allows them to do so.
Will supporters be able to attend matches in the 2020-21 season?
It is now certain that the opening fixtures of the 2020-21 season will take place behind closed doors until at least October 1, 2020. Guidance in relation to the safe return of supporters to Prenton Park is constantly under review. The club continues to work closely with the FA, The Sports Grounds Safety Authority and the local authorities on planning for the safe return of supporters when it is permitted and safe to do so.
What are you doing to keep the stadium safe?
It is essential that the season operates in the safest way possible prioritising public health in order to ensure that the 2020-21 season kicks-off in the safest way possible.
We have worked with local authorities and other key stakeholders to develop venue operation plans and COVID-19 stadium risk assessments, minimising both the risk to public health and reliance on local health and other emergency services.
We are also working closely with our city partners and supporters’ clubs to encourage fans to be safe by tuning in to watch games and supporting us safely whilst following public health and government guidelines.
What will Prenton Park look and sound like without fans in attendance?
There is nothing like hearing supporting the team but we will still be upholding tradition by playing You’ll Never Walk Alone before the game kicks off.
Crowd noise will not be played inside the stadium during games.
Supporters will be kept informed as soon as there is the possibility of attending a match.
Until then, please support us safely.