Match ends, Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2.
Liverpool striker Rinsola Babajide hit her first hat-trick for the club as the Reds won at home against Bristol City.
The England Under-20 international scored twice before the break, either side of Dutch international Danique Kerkdijk's long-range effort for City.
Babajide put her side back in front before Yana Daniels headed home Laura Coombs' cross for a 3-1 half-time lead.
She completed her treble before Niamh Fahey's own goal made it 4-2 but Ashley Hodson had the final word with a fifth.
Babajide started things off on 11 minutes at Prenton Park when she intercepted an awful pass across the box before running on to fire home left-footed.
Kerkdijk's cross-cum-shot levelled on 35 minutes but the Reds struck twice in quick succession before the break when Babajide struck again from Leighanne Robe's cross before Daniels nodded in the third just four minutes later.
After Babajide's left-footed third on 65 minutes, the luckless Fahey put through her own net in a goalmouth scramble.
But, just 13 minutes after coming on, substitute Hodson rounded off the scoring a minute into added time.
Eighth-placed Liverpool are now within a point of seventh-placed West Ham, while Bristol City stay sixth.
- 10MurraySubstituted forHodsonat 79'minutes
- 11DanielsSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
- 9Sweetman-KirkSubstituted forLittleat 89'minutes
Bristol City Women
- 12AllenSubstituted forRutherfordat 45'minutes
- 6KerkdijkSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
- 8HumphreySubstituted forAyaneat 81'minutes
- Lucy Oliver
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2.
Foul by Rosella Ayane (Bristol City Women FC).
Amy Rodgers (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2. Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Laura Coombs with a through ball following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rosella Ayane.
Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niamh Charles.
Substitution, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little replaces Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.
Offside, Liverpool Women. Amy Rodgers tries a through ball, but Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is caught offside.
Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).
Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Bristol City Women FC. Ella Rutherford tries a through ball, but Abigail Harrison is caught offside.
Own Goal by Niamh Fahey, Liverpool Women. Liverpool Women 4, Bristol City Women FC 2.
Attempt missed. Katie Robinson (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson with a cross following a set piece situation.
Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women).
Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Anke Preuss.
Attempt saved. Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rosella Ayane.
Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Rosella Ayane replaces Carla Humphrey.
Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Gemma Evans.