Women's Sport: Liverpool Women doing all they can to get games on according to Jepson

Vicky Jepson, manager of Liverpool Women, has insisted the club are “doing everything they can” to resolve the ongoing pitch issues at Prenton Park.

The ground is home to League One men’s side Tranmere Rovers, and due to a waterlogged pitch, Liverpool’s game on Sunday postponed. This was the second games the club have had to call off in three weeks. 

“It’s just disappointing that Tranmere can’t sort this pitch situation out for us,” Jepson said.

“We have had good momentum with the last two results going our way against Bristol and Blackburn so it would have been good to play [on Sunday].”

The Reds’ home game against Manchester United on January 12 was postponed, but their FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers on January 26 was moved to men’s seventh-tier side Bamber Bridge.

Tranmere have played five games in the last 17 days at Prenton Park.

“The players are professional and know we can’t control these things but it’s disappointing – all the hard work that went in during the week to prepare for the game,” Jepson added.

“We have to concentrate on controlling what we can control which is our performance on match day when we are actually allowed to play.”

Liverpool Women’s chairman Peter Moore has said the club ill “explore all options” on facilities to host WSL games, and released a statement following their postponement on Sunday.

“While these problems are not unique to us – with other WSL games called off both today and earlier this season – we need to try to find a solution to provide our LFC Women with the surface they deserve,” he said.

The Reds are the only club to have had to call a WSL game off this season.

A Football Association spokesperson said: “We are aware of the issues relating to the quality of some pitches used for Women’s Super League matches, and we will continue to work with those clubs affected to help identify viable solutions going forward.”

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