Nov 19 2010 By Fraser Wilson
NEWLY-CROWNED Scottish Women's Premier League champions Glasgow City are set to raise the glamour stakes on Sunday when they welcome English big guns Liverpool to Petershill Park.
The Merseysiders are preparing for the start of the new English Professional Super League which will be launched in March alongside a deal for matches to be shown live on ESPN.
Liverpool's stars have only just returned from a warm weather training trip to Madrid in preparation for the new campaign.
In contrast, the Glasgow side, strictly amateur, have just completed a hectic campaign in style by wrapping up a record fourth league title in a row, beating arch-rivals Celtic 3-1 on a freezing night at Lennoxtown.
Sunday's clash therefore promises to be a cross-border cracker as Scotland's best test themselves against the professionals.
City striker Jane Ross, pictured, one of five players at the SFA National Academy, can't wait to get stuck in.
She said: "What is happening in England with the Super League is obviously fantastic for the women's game as it brings a professional league for the first time to the UK.
"We all wish it could happen here in Scotland as at present we could only dream of that level of sponsorship and FA financial support.
"Although at Glasgow City we are entirely amateur, each player trains a minimum of five times a week and although we combine it with full time jobs and studies as opposed to being paid for it, in terms of commitment, attitude and ability, I think we are right up their with the best of them.
"We have done extremely well in the Champions League in recent years and have acquitted ourselves very well against teams and players who are the best in the world and are earning salaries, we could only dream of.
"I hope we get a good crowd on Sunday as I really do think if people come and watch us play they will be impressed by the standard and will hopefully enjoy it enough to come back again."
Glasgow City versus Liverpool kicks off at 2pm on Sunday at Petershill Park, Springburn. Adults s3, Children Under 16 are FREE.