The corner flag is seen before the game Liverpool Women v Chelsea Women, WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 15 Dec 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Liverpool’s well-documented pitch problems set for summer resolution

Liverpool Women’s landlords Tranmere Rovers will undertake work in the summer to fix the current problems with the Prenton Park playing surface the club have announced.

The Reds saw Sunday’s money-spinning FA Women’s Super League fixture against Manchester United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch while the overall quality of the playing surface was recently criticised by Chelsea manager Emma Hayes.

Tranmere Rovers have also had their fair share of postponements with this evening’s Emirates FA Cup third round replay against English Premier League giants Watford having been beaten by the weather and the Merseyside club have now indicated that they will undertake work to resolve the issues in the summer.

In a club statement from Mark and Nicola Palios, the pair have explained that the problem is being caused by the ageing sub-structure of the surface with the secondary drainage system having seen better days. Tranmere Rovers plan to dig deep into the pitch during the close season to rebuild both the damaged drainage system and the overall sub-structure with the hope that the situation improves dramatically next term.

Liverpool are scheduled to take on second tier club Blackburn Rovers in their next fixture at Prenton Park on Sunday 26 January in the fourth round of the Women’s FA Cup.

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