Liverpool Ladies team manager Matt Beard is aware that the team is facing difficulties with regards to the FA Women’s Cup. However, he admits that his side has gained a boost from the absence of Karen Carney’s who plays for Birmingham.
Liverpool has been keen on playing in Birmingham as their last visit proved to be quite fruitful with Fara William’s last-minute goal by the end of the halfway helped them win the game by 2-1 and retain their FA Women’s League leader title.
This year’s final will be held at Wembley and Beard is confident that his side would come victorious against their opponent which happened to be 2012’s winners. This makes the match all the more interesting and the win all the more challenging.
In all matches with Birmingham’s female team, Liverpool Ladies have struggled, to say the least. The games have always been tough. Even in 2014 the scores were tight between both teams. They drew 1-1 when playing home and thanks to Fara’s brilliant game, they were able to secure a win.
Games with Birmingham had always been good levellers for Liverpool Ladies. The latter had experienced quite some drawbacks with the squad missing out on 4 out of 11 of its players. However, Karen Carney’s suspension could potentially play in their favor.
Matt Beard stated that she is a world class player and he would nonetheless expect the Birmingham team to come prepared physically and organized to win the tough game. He must have been right as Birmingham ultimately won the title.