Prenton Park before the match Liverpool Women v Reading Women, WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 08 Sep 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Liverpool’s match with Blues postponed less than two hours before kick-off

Liverpool’s FA Women’s Super League fixture against Birmingham City at Prenton Park has been postponed just 90 minutes before the scheduled kick-off.

Both tennants Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool have suffered from a deteriorating playing surface at Prenton Park in recent weeks and both clubs have seen matches postponed due to waterlogging.

With wet weather forecast on Merseyside both overnight and this morning, the game was always in doubt and the club have now announced the postponement of the fixture less than two hours before the scheduled noon kick-off.

The problems with the Prenton Park pitch have been well-documented this season with Tranmere Rovers set to undergo work to fix the issue over the summer. Whilst the top layer of the pitch has recently undergone work, there is a hard layer of earth below the surface which is over 30 years old and will be dug up when the season comes to an end.

Liverpool recently opted to switch their Women’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Blackburn Rovers from Prenton Park to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in Bamber Bridge in a bid to protect the playing surface at Tranmere Rovers FC. The club decided to host Birmingham City in Birkenhead this afternoon rather than switch the game to another venue but they have been beaten by the weather.

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