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GUARDIAN – Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City | Women’s Super League match report

Liverpool 1-0 Manchester CityThe reigning WSL champions, Liverpool Ladies, launched their title defence with a 1-0 win over ambitious newcomers Manchester City Women.Liverpool’s England striker Natasha Dowie, who finished as top scorer in the league last season, made the breakthrough on the 70-minute mark, running on to a long pass from Lucy Bronze and firing out of the reach of City’s goalkeeper Andie Worrall. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Jordan Henderson is now invaluable can Liverpool cope without him? | James Dutton

The player who was nearly off-loaded to Fulham as a makeweight for Clint Dempsey has started every league game since March 2013 but is suspended for the next threeAs Jay Rodriguez danced through an almost nonexistent Liverpool midfield and shrugged off Lucas Leiva’s feeble challenge before finishing past Brad Jones at the second attempt, he consigned Brendan Rodgers to a ninth defeat of his debut season in charge of England’s most decorated club.It was to be the final defeat of his first year at Anfield but one that emphasised the failure to learn from mistakes that had defined it. Liverpool lined up in a 4-2-4 that day, as Rodgers attempted to blitz through Southampton by shoehorning Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Surez into the starting XI and pairing Steven Gerrard in midfield with a half-fit Joe Allen. Continue reading…

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