Goodison park, home of Everton FC

Merseyside is gearing up for its biggest Women’s Super League game of the season this Sunday as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park.

The return fixture back in October – held at Anfield – saw the blues once again take victory; however, an in-form Liverpool side will see the upcoming game as an opportunity to get revenge for the extended heartbreak inflicted by their long-term rivals.

The Reds also failed to take victory in either fixture last season, once again losing at their beloved home, before earning a well-deserved draw on the other side of the park.

Liverpool have taken victory against Everton once before this season; a 2-1 win at Walton Hall Park to round off their unsuccessful league cup campaign.

However, the team will be travelling to their rivals backed by a confident 3-1 win over West Ham last week and a sold out away end cheering them throughout.

Whilst Everton still await a solid opening date for Bramley Moore (the clubs new stadium, to be used by the men’s team), the club has been keen to advertise this game as one of fans’ last opportunities to watch their women live at Goodison Park.

The Toffees come off the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Aston Villa, but facing Liverpool has always been the time for the Blues to up their form.

And being watched on by what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd for Everton Women at Goodison Park will surely help the team in their efforts to earn just a second home league win of the season.

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In team news, Liverpool are confirmed to be without Danish midfielder Sofie Lundgaard who picked up a season ending knee injury in their 3-1 win over West Ham last week.

Vice-captain Taylor Hinds is the only other confirmed absence as she’s been missing since sustaining a calf injury in the lead up to their WSL game against Arsenal in January.

More pleasing for manager Matt Beard is that core midfielder Fuka Nagano is expected to be fit for the game after missing the two previous games due to a hamstring problem.

For Everton, they are certain to be without Elise Stenevik who will be serving her suspension after picking up two yellow cards in their previous fixture against Aston Villa.

It’s been a season of injuries for the Toffees who are expected to be without many of their players who are still out of action.

The silver lining is that Blues manager Brian Sorensen expects midfielder Karen Holmgaard to be fit enough to make an appearance from the bench, having not played a game for the club since October.

The game kicks off at 1pm GMT and is available for fans to watch on FA Player.

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