Leicester vs Liverpool: WSL relegation battle, predicted lineups, how to watch and more

Fuka Nagano of Liverpool battles for possession with Sam Tierney of Leicester City
Fuka Nagano of Liverpool battles for possession with Sam Tierney of Leicester City during their FA Women's Super League match at Prenton Park on February 12, 2023 (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Leicester City welcome Liverpool to the King Power on Saturday afternoon as they look to move out of the Women’s Super League relegation zone.

The Foxes are currently occupying 12th place and are in real danger of facing the drop into the Championship next season.

However, the battle down at the bottom of the table is very tight, with four teams sitting within a point of each other, although Leicester do have a game in-hand advantage.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have had an impressive season under Matt Beard after being promoted to the WSL last season.

They have secured 19 points so far and have had some memorable victories, including the opening day 2-1 win over reigning champions Chelsea.

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Last time out

Leicester were able to snatch all three points after a 96th-minute goal from Carrie Jones, adding to Sam Tierney’s first-half strike to defeat fellow relegation contenders Reading.

On the other hand, Liverpool had to come from behind to seal a 2-1 win against Brighton at Prenton Park. Welsh international Ceri Holland scored both goals.

Previous meeting

The reverse fixture back in February was a 1-0 win, courtesy of a Hannah Cain goal in the opening stages. This crucial goal earned the Foxes their first win of the campaign.

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Team news

Willie Kirk has confirmed that striker Jess Sigsworth is unavailable after suffering a setback in her rehab. Shannon O’Brien could feature for City at the weekend.

He also provided an update on Lachante Paul, who is recovering well but remains sidelined for the rest of the season.

The only absentee for Liverpool is Melissa Lawley who is due to have an operation on her hip which will keep the winger out of action for at least “six months” post-op, according to Beard in his latest press conference.

Predicted line-ups


Janina Leitzig; CJ Bott, Sophie Howard, Ashleigh Plumptree, Courtney Nevin, Ruby Mace, Sam Tierney, Hannah Cain, Remy Siemsen, Carrie Jones, Aileen Whelan


Rachel Laws; Emma Koivisto, Leigh-Anne Robe, Jasmine Matthews, Taylor Hinds, Fuka Nagano, Missy Bo Kearns, Ceri Holland, Shanice Van De Sanden, Natasha Dowie and Katie Stengel.

Where to watch

Leicester vs Liverpool will be live from the King Power Stadium at 12:30 BST. It is free to watch via LCFC TV, as well as the FA Player.

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