Kerr hails her team-mates after netting first Blues hat-trick

Sunday’s win over the Hammers set a record of 12 successive Women’s Super League home wins and the victory also extended our unbeaten run which stretches back to February 2019.

Next up for the Blues is a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, where we begin our Champions League campaign by taking on Benfica in the round of 32 first leg and Kerr has spoken about the competitiveness for places in the team.

‘Every game matters for us. If you aren’t performing in training, you aren’t in the team, you aren’t in the squad. Every day is really important and that keeps the standard high.

‘Although we are a tight-knit team, we are so competitive and we are competing against each other. When we play an intrasquad match, it’s always very competitive and has a bite to it because everyone wants a spot in the starting 11.

‘There is always people on the bench who, although you are supporting your team, you are still disappointed and so it keeps you hungry. Emma is kind of lucky, she doesn’t have it easy but there’s fire in everyone’s belly, everyone wants to be in the team and contributing.’

Our Champions League game versus Benfica kicks off at 3pm (UK time) on Wednesday and you can watch the game (UK only) on the 5th Stand app and, plus on YouTube.