EVERTON Ladies are calling on Blues fans to be their 12th ‘woman’ as they take on Liverpool in a tense Merseyside derby tonight.
Mo Marley’s side were watched by their largest crowd of the campaign against Chelsea on Sunday, and the atmosphere spurred them on to an impressive 2-0 victory.
With the clash against Liverpool set to be a typically fierce affair, captain Jody Handley is hoping Evertonians will back them all the way.
She said: “At the away fixture against Liverpool earlier this year there was a lot of people watching and obviously it’s great to see so much interest in both teams on Merseyside.
“We are hoping there’s a similar amount of support tomorrow and if we can get around 800 fans at Marine, the team will be buzzing.
“All the girls were really impressed with the support we had on Sunday. Obviously it gives you a lift and you want to play well to reward people for coming.
“It’s in the back of your mind, there’s lots of extra pressure and you can use that to your advantage and thrive on the pressure.”
Everton scored two goals either side of half-time on Sunday to take them within two points of third-placed Chelsea, while Liverpool are four points adrift at the bottom of the FA Women’s Super League.
The Merseyside derby kicks off at 7pm at Marine FC in Crosby and Blues fans can come along to support the girls for bargain prices, with tickets just £3 for adults and £1 for juniors (under-16s).
As well as watching all the action on the pitch, Evertonians have the chance to go head to head with Reds fans in a derby-day penalty shoot-out at half-time, get their faces painted in true blue colours and one lucky fan will win Fara Williams’ signed World Cup shirt in an exclusive raffle.