Liverpool to play first WSL game at Anfield in Merseyside derby against Everton

Liverpool are following in Chelsea, West Ham and Man City's footsteps (PA Images)
12:05pm, Thu 24 Oct 2019
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Liverpool will host their first Women's Super League fixture at Anfield in the Merseyside derby against Everton on November 17.

The home of Liverpool football has hosted a women's game before with their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal in 2013, when just 2,008 attended the 54,074-capacity stadium.

The match will be taking place on Women's Football Weekend - an entire weekend dedicated to the women's game during the men's international break, when Tottenham will host Arsenal at the new 62,000 capacity stadium on the same day.

Liverpool are following in the footsteps on Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham and Bristol City who have hosted WSL matches at their signature grounds. City set an attendance record when just over 31,000 fans watch them beat Man United 1-0 in September.

Liverpool manager Vicky Jepsen said:  "Myself, the staff and the players are all thrilled to have the opportunity to play a game at Anfield.

"It is always special to represent a club like Liverpool but to do so at our home stadium is a fantastic prospect."

Liverpool's chief executive Peter Moore said: "This is an historic moment for women's football on Merseyside. We're incredibly proud to have our women's team play their first league game at Anfield and for it to be a Merseyside derby against Everton makes it extra special."

Liverpool's women usually play at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park which has a capacity of 16,587.

This summer the women joined Jurgen Klopp and the men's team on a tour of the US for the first time.