Chloe Jones struck her first Liverpool goal to secure Robbie Johnson’s team a first three points of the season away at Chelsea. The Reds had come close to breaking their duck against second-bottom Doncaster in midweek, but were denied victory on that occasion by a late equaliser.
Their impressive win in South London moves them to within one point of Doncaster, who fell to a 2-1 defeat away at ever-improving Bristol Academy on Saturday.
Meanwhile, at the top of the table, Arsenal will now feel that they have the advantage after coming from behind to secure a point against current leaders Birmingham.
Kim Little’s neat finish cancelled out Rachel Williams’ opener, and the Gunners are now poised on 23 points – two behind Blues but with a crucial game in hand.
Everton’s chances of landing the inaugural WSL title are also still very much alive after they beat Birmingham in the midweek fixture. A Natasha Dowie double and a late Amy Kane winner gave Mo Marley’s side their fifth successive league win.
The blue half of Merseyside now sit on 19 points – having played two games less than Birmingham and one fewer than Arsenal – with an away trip to the Gunners still to come, in what could turn out to be the title decider.
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