Liverpool Ladies F.C.
is a semi-professional women's football
club affiliated with Liverpool Football Club
and playing in the FA WSL
. After being relegated from the FA Women's Premier League National Division
to the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division
for 2009–10, Liverpool won the league after losing only one game all season.
The club was founded in 1989 as Newton L.F.C.
. It changed its name to Knowsley United L.F.C.
two years later, being founding members of the FA Women's Premier League
as such. Since 1994 it has been authorized by Liverpool F.C.
to bear its name.
For most of the 1990s they were National Premier League
mainstays but a lack of support and investment saw them relegated to the Northern Division in 2000
. In 2004 they won the Northern Division and earned promotion, but did not stay long as they were relegated again at the end of the season, having won only two games.
As in the men's game, their biggest rivalry is with Everton L.F.C.
, but their recent spells in the second tier have led them to develop rivalry with counterparts of lower-level male rivals, such as Tranmere Rovers
and Lincoln Ladies
. The Merseyside derby was rekindled in the 2007–08 season, after Liverpool won back promotion as 2006–07 Northern Division
Surviving their first season back in the FA Women's Premier League National Division, finishing third bottom, they sacked manager David Bradley at the end of the season.... Read More