Liverpool Women manager Vicky Jepson reacts after a missed opportunity Liverpool Women v Chelsea Women WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 13 Mar 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Liverpool boss Jepson leaves the club by mutual consent

Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson has left the club by mutual consent according to reports on The Reds’ official website.

The 32-year-old had been in her role for more than two years while she had been with the club for more than a decade after initially joining the LFC Foundation programme in 2009.

Jepson was a calming influence when she initially moved into the first team manager’s role, guiding the club to an eighth-place finish in the FA Women’s Super League in 2018/2019 despite a rocky start to the season following a wave of player departures and the early resignation of former boss Neil Redfearn. The Reds struggled last season and were relegated from the top flight on a points-per-game basis following the early curtailment of the season due to COVID-19.

Despite being one of the early season favourites for promotion back to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Liverpool have been playing catch up for most of the campaign and their title ambitions are hanging by a thread with The Reds being eight points adrift of FA Women’s Championship leaders Leicester City with just a game in hand.

Liverpool’s first fixture of 2021 against London Bees on Sunday was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests in The Reds’ camp and it is unknown whether this weekend’s crucial fixture against Leicester City at Prenton Park will go ahead.

Jepson has left Liverpool with the best wishes of everyone associated with the club.

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