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Caroline Charlton hopes for perfect Liverpool start

FA Women's Super League
Venue: College Stadium, Skelmersdale United FC Date: Thursday, 14 April Kick-off: 1945 BST

Liverpool Ladies FC
Liverpool Ladies are one of eight teams launching the new Super League

Liverpool Ladies defender Caroline Charlton says she hopes the Reds can make the perfect start to the Women's Super League with victory over Everton.

Charlton's side entertain the Blues on Thursday in their opening WSL match.

Charlton told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It's by far the best start we could have got. I think we want to show everyone that we're here to stay.

"Our first game is against Everton and we want to beat them and start off with a win against our rivals."

She added: "We beat Doncaster in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup so I think a few heads were turned there. But hopefully they won't know what's coming when we hit them."

With victory over Doncaster Belles, Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals of the cup and will face Bristol Academy for a place in the final, a victory will also see them qualify for the Champions League next season.

Charlton admits the next seven days will be a test for the squad as they enter a new era in women's football.

Katie Brusell (left), Robbie Johnson and Caroline Charlton
Katie Brusell (left) with manager Robbie Johnson and Caroline Charlton

"It's a huge week, but we're not looking ahead to the FA Cup semi-final just yet, we're focussing on Everton," Charlton continued. "But it's a huge week especially in the history of the club.

"I'm not sure if we've ever had Champions League football before. So we're really striving to achieve everything.

"If you ask any boy or girl what their dream is, playing in the FA Cup final and the Champions League would be pretty high on anyone's list."

Forward Katie Brusell hopes the new league can attract the fans to matches, and hopes the media attention on the club will continue.

"We're being recognised for something we're good at and it's only a good point for all of us," said Brusell.

"It's a bit strange doing interviews as we've never really done them before. But if we can show what we can do on the pitch it should be a natural progression and hopefully we can get more interviews.

"It's a derby so we're urging the people of Liverpool to come along and hopefully support the red side not the blue. It's a home game and we've got our own base of fans.

"Hopefully they can come and push us on and the better we perform the better the crowds we'll be getting."

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