Courtney Sweetman-Kirk of Liverpool Liverpool Women v Everton Ladies, WSL football match, Prenton Park, Birkenhead, UK - 11 May 2019 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

REWIND: Striker nets four as Liverpool destroy the Allstars in Boston

Despite the fact that Liverpool are currently propping up the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table, it all started so promisingly for Vicky Jepson’s side with an impressive pre-season programme.

The Reds started their preparations with a tour of the United States. After recording a 2-2 draw with the Cleveland Ambassadors in their first of two matches in the US, attentions turned towards a fixture against the Metropolitan Conference Allstars.

We take a look back at that game, a fixture which saw Liverpool striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk continue her superb goalscoring form from 2018/2019.

Liverpool were lively from the start in Harvard, Boston and they took the lead after just seven minutes. Some good work from Rinsola Babajide created the opportunity for Sweetman-Kirk to tap the ball home to put her side 1-0 up.

It was Sweetman-Kirk who was again on target four minutes later when her looping header found the back of the net. The player took her chance after connecting expertly with a Jemma Purfield cross.

Babajide then added a goal to her earlier assist through a wonderful solo effort before Sweetman-Kirk completed her hat-trick with less than 40 minutes on the clock when she sent the ball crashing home from a Melissa Lawley delivery into the area as Liverpool ended the first half with a 4-0 advantage.

The Reds netted a fifth goal seven minutes into the second half. Lawley was again the supplier with Babajide this time making contact with the ball to score.

Babajide’s strike partner Sweetman-Kirk had been the star of the show throughout the match and she rounded off the scoring late in the half when she struck home after being neatly played in by Purfield as Jepson’s side ended their tour with a 6-0 victory.

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