Liverpool FC Women’s 2-0 Triumph


Liverpool FC Women’s manager, Matt Beard, praised his team’s “fantastic start” to the 2023-24 Barclays Women’s Super League after they secured a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa Women at Prenton Park. The win marked their second consecutive triumph of the season, with goals from Marie Höbinger and Natasha Flint contributing to their success.

Höbinger made an impressive impact by scoring a stunning curler in the first half, opening her account for the club. Natasha Flint extended Liverpool’s lead to 2-0 in the 77th minute, capitalizing on the return of Melissa Lawley, who provided the assist for the goal.

Here are some key takeaways from Matt Beard’s post-match comments:

  1. Comparison to Last Weekend’s Victory: Beard acknowledged the importance of every win and expressed satisfaction with the three points earned against Aston Villa Women following their previous week’s performance, which saw them secure another win.
  2. Areas for Improvement: While pleased with the team’s performance, Beard noted the need for his players to be smarter in certain situations. He highlighted the importance of eliminating unnecessary risks and mentioned concerns about the excessive added time in matches.
  3. Benefit of Training at AXA Melwood: The move to the AXA Melwood Training Centre was seen as advantageous by Beard. He praised the facility’s top-notch nutrition and recovery resources, which contribute to better preparation and recovery for the team.
  4. Melissa Lawley’s Return: Beard expressed happiness for Melissa Lawley, who made a successful return to the pitch and provided an assist. He acknowledged Lawley’s hard work and emphasized her significance as a key player for the team.
  5. Summer Recruitment: Beard discussed the team’s recruitment strategy, which aimed to create healthy competition for positions within the squad. He highlighted Marie Höbinger’s performance as an example of the squad depth and competition they aimed to establish.
  6. Season Targets: Liverpool FC Women’s primary goal for the season is to build upon their previous year’s performance. Beard expressed ambition to break into the top five of the league, while also emphasizing the need for the team to stay grounded despite their fantastic start.

Overall, Matt Beard’s comments reflect the team’s optimism and determination for the season ahead. With a strong start and a focus on continuous improvement and competition for places, Liverpool FC Women aspire to achieve their goals in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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