Liverpool has become the latest Premier League club to open its home stadium to its Women’s Super League team after announcing that Anfield will host the derby match against Everton next month.
The November 17 fixture will mark the first time that Liverpool’s women’s team has played a league game at Anfield. The game will form part of the FA Women’s Football Weekend, which falls during the next men’s international break.
Liverpool joins the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in opening up their men’s stadia for women’s football. City’s Etihad Stadium and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge hosted women’s matches last month, while Tottenham’s state-of-the-art new home will stage the North London Derby match against Arsenal on November 17.
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore, who also serves as chairman of LFC Women, said: “This is an historic moment for women’s football on Merseyside. We’re incredibly proud to have our women’s team play their first league game at Anfield and for it to be a Merseyside derby against Everton makes it extra special.
“Our fans now have the opportunity to watch our women’s team at our spiritual home and I’m sure it will be a memorable occasion.”
Tickets for the match will be priced at £5 for adults with up to three U16s allowed in for free. Season ticket holders for the men’s team will benefit from free entry although Liverpool has encouraged fans to secure tickets in advance.
Everton manager Willie Kirk said: “Everyone at Everton is looking forward to the game at Anfield. Any Merseyside derby means so much to fans of both clubs and this will be a big occasion for the teams.
“Hopefully we can build on the growing popularity of women’s football, shown by some fantastic attendances at the Etihad, Stamford Bridge and the London Stadium, and put on a show.”
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