Liverpool’s pitch woes could be over when the Barclays FA Women’s Super League hopefully resumes later this year.
The Reds have suffered a series of postponements at their nominated home ground of Prenton Park which the club share with landlords Tranmere Rovers FC.
The poor quality of the playing surface has hit national headlines this season with the pitch resembling a beach rather than a field full of lush turf. The concerns over the playing surface forced Liverpool to move their Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture with Arsenal to the Deva Stadium in Chester in February.
The pitch problems at Prenton Park have been caused by drainage issues deep below the surface. Tranmere Rovers had planned to undergo extensive repair work on the pitch this summer to break down the hard under-layer of soil and help significantly improve the drainage. With the English Football League and Barclays FA Women’s Super League currently suspended due to the coronavirus, Tranmere Rovers have opted to bring forward the pitch repair work and the troublesome surface has now been dug up as recently reported by the Wirral Globe.
Liverpool have five home fixtures left to play this season and should the campaign be completed, Vicky Jepson’s side will be able to stage all five games on a newly-laid pitch at Prenton Park. The Reds currently find themselves bottom of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table and they will surely see the prospect of a new pitch as a significant boost towards completing a great escape from the relegation zone.