Phillips: We need to keep the belief going

A first-half stunner from Elisabeth Terland wasn't enough for Albion to secure a victory in the WSL on Sunday.

By Heather Miller • 23 April 2023

By Craig Galloway
Phillips sees first league defeat

Albion remain tenth in the WSL table this afternoon following a narrow 2-1 defeat on the road against Liverpool.

Melissa Phillips' side went in front in the first half after Elisabeth Terland fired home a sensational strike from 35 yards outside the box. But the hosts came out fighting in the second 45 to score twice.

Head coach Phillips said, "We definitely have to take some positives from the first half, but it was very much a tale of two halves and that's something that we need to address about maintaining consistent performances throughout the 90 minutes.

"We're disappointed about not coming away with a point but there are a lot of things that we can take away in terms of building our identity in the short space of time we've had together - there were more than enough qualities in the first half to build on.


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Phillips: We can still build on our identity

"We've conceded a couple of goals down our left-hand side, it's something that we'll have to address and it's how we maintain discipline throughout the second half. We'll also have to look at the mentality side, that's the number one thing that we've identified that we have to grow.

"Maintaining a lead does take mentality and it takes a collective effort for us to manage possession in key moments of the game, unfortunately we let them back in a little too easily today. 

"It's so important for us to keep the belief going. There's a lot of momentum we can build on from this week and we have to allow that result to fuel our fire to continue building."