Liverpool Ladies boss Robbie Johnson wants application

Robbie Johnson
Johnson took control at Liverpool in the summer of 2008

Liverpool Ladies boss Robbie Johnson says his players must apply themselves if they are to win their first league game of the season.

The Reds, who are without a win in 10 attempts, host Doncaster on Wednesday.

"What our players have to do is apply themselves," Reds boss Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"If we do that, as we've shown against Everton and certainly against Birmingham away, the players are capable of doing it [winning a game]."

He added: "The playing staff is virtually the same. There have been one or two coming in and out, but most of the players on the pitch have played regularly for us this season."

The Reds currently lie bottom of the Women's Super League table on three points, but local rivals Everton travel to leaders Birmingham on Wednesday in good form.

The Blues have won their last four games, most recently securing a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Those results have propelled Mo Marley's team to third in the WSL table, but forward Gwennan Harries says the players are refusing to get carried away.

"We've just got to take one game at a time," said the Wales international.

"You never know with football results, they differ every week, so we've just got to take each game as it comes.

"If we can continue to win each game and put the pressure on then you never know.

"It's in our hands really, if we win each game then we can't do anymore. That's what we're aiming to do."