Courtney Brosnan hailed her Everton teammates after a battling performance which saw the Blues earn a point against Manchester United on Sunday.
It was the first time that Marc Skinner's side had failed to score in a Women’s Super League contest since April 2022, with the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper in outstanding form to keep the hosts at bay.
But the modest Brosnan credited her teammates for helping her achieve a clean sheet.
“All week leading up to the game, we (the squad) talked about how much quality United has,” she told evertontv.
“Brian [Sorensen] said to us that the bare minimum is 100 per cent effort, working hard and honestly you saw that on the pitch.
“From the backline to all the way to the top, I thought everyone was working extremely hard to block shots and crosses.
“Everyone did their role to keep the clean sheet.”
It wasn’t just 27-year-old’s defensive backline who played their part, with Brosnan also highlighting the efforts of those in advanced areas.
“United can pose a threat from anywhere, so you need that effort from the wingers, fullbacks, even the midfielders to get out wide to deny those crosses because that’s where they can get their goals," she added.
“You can’t fault anyone’s effort today. I thought everyone was absolutely brilliant and worked really hard to get that important point for us.”
It was a good weekend for senior Everton sides as Brosnan revealed her desire to replicate the intensity of the men’s performance against Arsenal a day prior.
“We know Everton as a club love that hard work and that graft. We saw that with the men on Saturday and we wanted to show that as well – working hard for the badge.
“Everyone proved that on Sunday. It was a great performance from all the girls.”
Brian Sorensen's side are back in action in March for a month of exciting action which includes a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park!
The upcoming meeting between the two teams is scheduled to kick off at 12.30pm on Sunday 26 March (subject to change).
A solid defensive performance from the Blues 💪 pic.twitter.com/W0SCUPsMa7— Everton Women (@EvertonWomen) February 6, 2023
Tickets are on sale to Season Ticket and Official Members now. Members can take advantage of a 50% discount until 11.59pm on Thursday 9 February, with adults priced at £4 and under-18s and over-65s priced at £2.
The fixture will then go on general sale from 10am on Friday 10 February, with tickets priced at £8 for adults, £4 for under-18s and £4 for over-65s.
This historic fixture promises to be a fantastic family day out and a great opportunity for young Blues to experience a matchday at Goodison Park.
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Before the Liverpool game, Everton Women take on Aston Villa in the BWSL on Sunday 5 March (1pm kick-off), and tickets for this fixture can be purchased here.