Emma Koivisto on song to give Liverpool an important win over Tottenham

Liverpool celebrate scoring a goal against Spurs
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Emma Koivisto of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring the side's first goal during the FA Women's Super League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Prenton Park on March 12, 2023 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Missy Bo Kearns and Emma Koivisto provided all the offence that Liverpool needed in a vital win in the Women’s Super League.

This match promised to be a barn-burner coming into Prenton Park. With just five points separating them from their opponent, Spurs were looking to bank a big three points to lift them from the bottom three.

The two sides have met on three previous occasions, with Rehanne Skinner’s Spurs emerging victorious each time.

Starting XIs


Laws; Koivisto, Bonner, Robe, Campbell, Hinds, Nagano, Holland, Kearns, Daniels, Stengel


Korpela; Neville, Turner, Bartrip, Spence, James, Karczewska, Iwabuchi, Ayane, England

How it went

Less than 20 minutes into the tie and the visitors had already found an opener.

Rosella Ayane’s strike gave her side a much needed early lead as she buried Drew Spence’s pass. However, the visitors’ joy was short-lived, as just four minutes later Emma Koivisto, found the equaliser for the hosts.

The No. 2’s effort from just outside the area saw the ball loop over fellow Finland international Tinja-Riikka Korpela into the Tottenham goal.

Missy Bo Kearns made it two for the hosts 14 minutes later, tapping Koivisto’s cross home.

After such a fast-paced start, the second half brought relative calm to the tie.

Despite chances for both sides, the scoreline remained 2-1 with Kearns’ goal the only thing separating the two sides.

The victory puts Liverpool just two points behind 7th place West Ham with a game in hand. Tottenham finished the day a point clear of Brighton, albeit with a far superior goal difference.

Up Next

Friday will see Liverpool make the short journey to Everton as the two sides meet in the Merseyside derby. The Reds will then travel to face West Ham before hosting Brighton.

Tottenham will face Leicester and West Ham in back to back home games before travelling to face Everton away.

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