Images have emerged on Twitter showing the poor state of the Prenton Park pitch which resulted in Liverpool’s FA Women’s Super League fixture against Birmingham City this afternoon being postponed.
The Reds currently play all of their home matches at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park stadium but another late postponement due to the below-standard playing surface has left many fans angry and asking for home fixtures to be moved to a more suitable venue.
This afternoon’s fixture against Birmingham City was set to kick-off at noon but was postponed by the match referee at 10.30am with many fans having already started their journeys to Birkenhead.
BBC Sport reporter Emma Sanders was at Prenton Park this morning and has published a Tweet showing the shocking state of the Prenton Park pitch with standing water in many areas and churned up balding turf.
This was the state of the Prenton Park pitch this morning. Ridiculous. No wonder another @LiverpoolFCW game has been cancelled. How are players and staff meant to prepare when games keep getting called off? It’s a professional league! #LFC pic.twitter.com/SBFHHizuqs
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) February 2, 2020
It is not just the fans who have been left frustrated. With Liverpool currently battling for survival in the FA Women’s Super League, the latest postponement has done their hopes no favours. Some of The Reds players have made their feelings known with recent signing Rachel Furness stating that the pitch is ‘not good enough’ for the FA Women’s Super League while striker Rinsola Babajide has been pictured jumping with irony following the latest of a string of postponements for her side.
Not good enough for our league!! 😐 https://t.co/qGrPaqBOR7
— Rachel Furness (@Furney1988) February 2, 2020
Gameeee offff AGAAAINN!!! 🙄 pic.twitter.com/lCrpGut29y
— Rinsola Babajide (@RinsolaB11_) February 2, 2020
Tranmere Rovers are looking to address the problem at the end of the season but with Liverpool just one place above the relegation zone, this is a more urgent matter.