Liverpool’s Premier League title defence lies in tatters as the combination of an injury crisis and a loss of form have left the champions well off the pace this season. October 17: Influential central defender Virgil van Dijk suffers knee ligament damage in a rash challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a 2-2 derby draw at Goodison Park and undergoes surgery which will rule him out for months. To compound their misery, the Reds are denied victory when a late Jordan Henderson strike is ruled out by VAR.
Hovland has finished no worse than sixth in his last four starts.
Casey Stoney insisted "every game is a cup final" for Manchester United ahead of their Women's Super League clash with Aston Villa on Sunday. United lost two on the trot before the international break, to local rivals Manchester City and Reading, and currently sit in the third and final Champions League qualifying spot.