Everything you need to know ahead of City's Barclays Women's Super League clash with Liverpool.

When and where

City welcome Liverpool to the Academy Stadium on Sunday 30 October, with kick-off is scheduled at the Academy Stadium for 14:00 (UK).

The match is available to watch live around the world on CITY+ and Recast, with the stream beginning around 15 minutes ahead of the action.

You can also follow all the key moments of the action on our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen.


A detailed match report, plus reaction from Gareth Taylor and players alike, can be accessed soon after the full-time whistle.

Highlights and a full-match replay, available on CITY+ and Recast, will be made available from 12pm on Monday 31 October.

Available for just £2.99 per month across all our digital platforms, a CITY+ subscription provides supporters with unrivalled access to new and exclusive City content.


It will allow you to watch full-match replays of all Men’s and Women’s matches, selected broadcasts of Women’s, Elite Development Squad and Academy matches and provides access to the full catalogue of City Studios documentaries.

The official Man City Recast channel offers fans flexible, pay-per-view live fixtures and on demand viewing options including match action from across the years, legend interviews, Best of Series, Man City Esports and City Studios documentaries.

Gareth Taylor preview

“Matt’s [Beard] got a wealth of experience, he’s really knowledgeable and has had success previously.

“He did well getting them back up to the WSL, where they rightly belong as a team. They’re hardworking and brave in what they do.

“We’re expecting a tough test, we played them in pre-season and we’ve seen what they can do earlier on against Chelsea.

“It’s a tough opponent for us but I always put it back to what we do.

“If we look after ourselves and what we’re trying to do we’ll come out hopefully on the right side of the result.”

Ticket / Fanzone information

There’s still time for you to secure your ticket for our clash with Liverpool.

For more information, including pricing, click here.

Supporters can also make the most of their matchday experience away from the game by taking part in a number of activities around the Academy Stadium.

You can experience our Battle of the Bands competition throughout the 2022/23 WSL season.

Our first band are The Kaves, who will be performing live in front of Heart of the City before the game and at half-time.


Make sure you have your smart phones at the ready during the break as you, the fans, will be scoring the band out of 100. Just head over to mancity.com/botb.

The winner of our competition (announced on the 26th March 2023) will receive a weeks’ worth of studio time!

Other activities:

  • Make sure you are in your seats early as we welcome the team out with a pyrotechnics display.
  • Head over to the West Stand Fanzone for the hour before kick-off and at half-time and put your football skills to the test.
  • Get your face painted in City colours by one of our roaming face painters!
  • Join in with our interactive quiz to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes, including City merchandise and a shirt signed by a player!
  • Be one of our starting XI flagbearers and be part of welcoming the team out for kick-off – just approach a playmaker when you get to the stadium to put your name down!
  • Get a selfie with the Moonies – they’ll be around at pre-match and at half-time!

Previous meeting

City cruised to a 3-0 Conti Cup group stage victory in our most recent competitive meeting with Liverpool in November 2020.

A stunning Laura Coombs touch and finish opened the scoring, with second half goals from Rose Lavelle and Jess Park securing the points.

The two sides met in the WSL last met in the WSL in December 2019, with a Gemma Bonner strike enough to earn City a 1-0 victory.

Last time out

City started our defence of the Continental Cup in perfect fashion with a 6-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at the Academy Stadium.

A brace apiece from Mary Fowler and Julie Blakstd, as well as further strikes from Hayley Raso and Vicky Losada, set the seal on a dominant display.

The victory also saw five members of the squad make their senior debuts, with Sandy MacIver, Annie Hutchings, Gracie Prior, Lois Marley-Paraskevas and Emma Siddall all making their bows for the Club.


  • City are unbeaten at home to Liverpool in the WSL (W5 D1), only dropping points in a 1-1 draw in June 2016, while keeping four clean sheets.
  • Liverpool have lost each of their last three WSL matches against Manchester City, their worst run of defeats in this fixture.
  • Manchester City have won each of our last seven home games in the WSL, scoring 28 goals and conceding only twice, keeping six clean sheets.
  • Gareth Taylor‘s side have scored four or more goals in each of our last five home games in the WSL (25 goals in total at an average of five per game), the longest such run in the competition’s history.
  • Manchester City’s Khadija Shaw has scored a total of 14 goals across the 13 games she has started in the WSL, netting a brace in each of her last two outings against Leicester and Spurs.

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