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

PREVIEW: Liverpool v Birmingham City

Liverpool will be hoping that the Prenton Park pitch beats the weather as they prepare to take on Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.

The playing surface in Birkenhead, which can only be described as a ‘pudding of a pitch’, has drainage problems which will not be addressed until the summer.

Wind and rain is expected to batter Merseyside this evening and Liverpool will be hoping that the pitch remains playing come tomorrow morning.

Should the game go ahead, Liverpool will be aiming for a third consecutive victory in all competitions. The Reds recorded a 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Bristol City in their last match in the FA Women’s Super League while they were emphatic 8-1 victors at second tier club Blackburn Rovers in the Women’s FA Cup fourth round last weekend. Three points against Birmingham City this weekend would move Vicky Jepson’s side above the Blues.

The Birmingham City revival has come off the rails in recent weeks and they come into the match on the back of three successive league defeats. Marta Tejedor’s side have lost to Arsenal, Reading and Manchester City without netting a single goal. The Blues did return to winning ways last weekend with an impressive 3-0 victory at Sheffield United in the Women’s FA Cup fourth round.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at noon and fans of both clubs are encouraged to check official club media channels for any pitch updates ahead of the match.

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