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Liverpool vs Everton – WSL preview: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield on Sunday in the WSL’s first Merseyside derby since November 2019.

The newly promoted Reds got their season off to a flier with a surprise victory over WSL Champions Chelsea.

Everton were beaten by West Ham, and head into the fixture eying up their first victory under new boss Brian Sorensen.

When is kick off? Sunday 25 September, 18:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Anfield
TV channel/livestream? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Premier League (UK), FA Player (International)
What time does coverage start? 18:30 (BST)
Referee? Andrew Kitchen

Liverpool will be without Leanne Kiernan, who is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury during her side’s opening day victory over Chelsea. The forward – who was last season’s top scorer for Matt Beard’s side – is to undergo surgery.

The Reds continue to be without Shanice van de Sanden, who is expected to return after the international break.

Loanee Charlotte Wardlaw is available once more, having sat out Sunday’s victory over parent club Chelsea.

Toni Duggan remains sidelined for Everton with a back injury, while Clare Wheeler is also unavailable due to a knee problem.

Aggie Beever-Jones is a doubt, but Karen Holmgaard has returned to training following a shoulder injury.

Liverpool: Laws; Flaherty, Fahey, Matthews; Koivisto, Kearns, Holland, Hinds; Daniels, Stengel, Lawley.

Everton: Brosnan; Veje, Bjorn, Sevecke, George, Stenevik; Graham, Christiansen, Snoeijs, Bennison; Gio.

There has just been minor tinkering this summer to the Liverpool side that stormed to promotion last term, and it showed against Chelsea; they turned in a resilient, disciplined, robust team display to shock the WSL champions.

Everton meanwhile have had a summer of turnover as they continue to rebuild and find their feet under Sorensen. Liverpool should be able to capitalise on the Toffees not yet being at their best under their new boss.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Everton


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