Assistant manager Amber Whiteley will lead Liverpool FC Women as they travel to Carrington to face Manchester United Women on Sunday.

Manager Matt Beard will not be with the team for the 12pm BST pre-season friendly after returning a positive COVID-19 test.

He is undergoing a period of isolation before returning to the squad next week.

An extra round of rigorous testing has ensured all other LFC Women backroom staff and players are safe to take part in the game, as the team continue to build up to their FA Women’s Championship opener against London City Lionesses on Sunday August 29.

Highlights of the fixture with Manchester United will be available on LFCTV on Monday.

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