Arsenal Women’s WSL clash with Liverpool this coming Thursday has been moved to Chester’s Deva Stadium due to ongoing concerns over the state of the pitch at Liverpool Women’s Prenton Park home. Liverpool’s last two home games have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
This was the state of the Prenton Park pitch this morning. Ridiculous. No wonder another @LiverpoolFCW game has been cancelled. How are players and staff meant to prepare when games keep getting called off? It’s a professional league! #LFC pic.twitter.com/SBFHHizuqs
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) February 2, 2020
Tranmere Rovers played a home match on it on Tuesday evening, with further home fixtures scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Liverpool will face Arsenal on Thursday evening and the clubs have taken preemptive action to move the game to Chester City’s Deva Stadium to avoid further postponements.
“It was important that we could provide certainty for this game for the fans, players and staff of both teams as well as meet all the requirements of the WSL,” Liverpool Chief Executive Peter Moore said. “That has been achieved thanks to the generous cooperation of everyone at Chester FC. Liverpool Women would also like to thank Arsenal Women and the FA for their support.”
This match will be screened live on BT Sport in the UK and on the FA Player app everywhere else. It will kickoff at 7pm on Thursday evening, Arseblog News will have full pre and post-match coverage on the site.