Women's Football

Liverpool vs Arsenal - Women's FA Cup: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Arsenal face Liverpool in the Women's FA Cup on Sunday
Arsenal face Liverpool in the Women's FA Cup on Sunday / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Championship leaders Liverpool take on WSL table-toppers Arsenal on Sunday in one of the standout fixtures of the Women's FA Cup fifth round.

The Reds currently sit 10 points clear at the Championship summit, and it will be fascinating to see how Matt Beard's side fare against top flight opposition during Sunday's clash.

They face a club with a proud FA Cup history in the shape of Arsenal, the most decorated side in the competition's history with 14 titles.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture.

How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 27 February, 12:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Prenton Park
TV channel/live stream?
BBC Red Button, FA Player
Referee? Louise Saunders

Liverpool team news

Rylee Foster remains a long-term absentee for Liverpool as she continues her recovery from the serious road traffic accident that she was involved in last October.

The Reds could field a central midfield pairing of Arsenal academy graduates in the shape of Jade Bailey and Carla Humphrey, with the pair both products of the Gunners youth system and going on to make a handful of first team appearances before departing the club in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

Liverpool had a number of players jetting across the world on international duty, with Niamh Fahey earning her 100th cap for the Republic of Ireland during the break. Meikayla Moore could also feature for Liverpool, with Beard promising that his team will rally round her after her own goal hat-trick at the SheBelieves Cup.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal have no new selection concerns, with everyone fit and available apart from defender Lotte Wubben-Moy, who missed the Arnold Clark Cup due to injury.

Four Arsenal players were part of England's Arnold Clark Cup triumph; Leah Williamson, Jordan Nobbs, Nikita Parris and Beth Mead, with the former captaining the Lionesses throughout the tournament.

Vivianne Miedema debuted in midfield against Chelsea in the Gunners' last outing, and the Dutch forward could feature in the number 10 role again with Stina Blackstenius leading the line.

Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted lineups

Liverpool: Laws; Wardlaw, Hinds, Moore, Robe; Humphrey, Bailey, Fahey; Hodson, Stengal, Kearns

Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Raffealla, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, Foord

Liverpool vs Arsenal score prediction

This promises to be a fascinating match up given Liverpool's dominance in the Championship this season, and how close they ran WSL outfit Tottenham in the quarter finals of the Continental Cup.

Matt Beard's side's success has been built on a strong defensive foundation, conceding just five league goals in 15 games so far.

Arsenal will provide the toughest attacking test Liverpool have come up against this season, and although their WSL quality will be expected to ultimately prove decisive, the Gunners won't have it all their own way.

Score prediction: Liverpool 0-1 Arsenal