Liverpool face Hull City away at the KC Stadium with the intent of putting away the rotten January way behind them. 1 win in 9 games was abysmal for the Reds but the performance against Chelsea was one to warrant some appreciation for as the League leaders were held to a draw at Anfield vs the Reds. Hull is a team that can be considered “mid table”, with all due respect of course, and this is where Liverpool tend to struggle. Lets have a look at the previous 5 matches vs Hull City, shall we? Yes we shall.
Liverpool 5-1 Hull City: 24th September 2016
A 3-0 lead at half time says it all about this game. Liverpool cruised to a 5-1 victory very early on in this current season. Lallana gave Liverpool the lead 17 mins into the game and then a James Milner penalty bought the scoreline to 2-0. The penalty also so Hull being reduced to 10 men as El Ahmedy was given a straight red for preventing a goal scoring opportunity by handballing in the box. Mane added the 3rd shortly before halftime as he was sent clean through by Sturridge to dink it over the onrushing keeper. 6 mins into the 2nd half and Hull had a life line in Meyler as he put one into the back of the Liverpool net. Coutinho put the game to bed a min after Meyler’s goal with a stunning long range effort before Milner added salt to the wounds with his 2nd penalty of the game.
Hull City 1-0 Liverpool: 28th April 2015
Hull got a win over the Reds in the 2nd to latest game between the 2 clubs as Dawson scored a headed winner against the Reds. This, as per with Klopp’s Reds, was a standard result to expect against the teams that are not fighting for the title. The scoreline implies that the game may have been tight but, truth be told, Liverpool were none existent upfront and Hull were very comfortable on this day.
Liverpool 0-0 Hull City: 25th October 2014
Balotelli being in the image above exemplifies the problem that this game had. A lack lustre attack, almost toothless, with Balotelli spurning the best chance of the game straight at the Hull keeper says it all really. Does anything else needed to be added? Maybe but this was a dark period for Liverpool so it may open some wounds. Oh look!! We won the game before against Hull *scrolls down*.
Liverpool 2-0 Hull City: 1st January 2014
Seeing Daniel Agger in this is quite nostalgic to be honest but the review must continue nonetheless. The big Dane scored from a Coutinho corner with a thumping header while Coutinho himself went close along with Henderson. The 2nd goal came in the form of a stunning Luis Suarez freekick…wow…much nostalgia in this piece but the game finished 2-0 to Liverpool in the end.
Hull City 3-1 Liverpool: 1st December 2013
One of very few losses in a season where Liverpool ended the season as League runners-up and one that could’ve easily altered the ending of the season if results had gone the other way but that’s the beauty of Hind Sight.2 late goals from Meyler and Skrtel (OG) saw Liverpool lose 3-1 at the KC. At 1-1, Liverpool were relatively comfortable but it seems that the loss was inevitable with defensive errors at the back from Skrtel costing us a goal courtesy of Meyler and then his OG.
Liverpool 6-1 Hull City: 26th September 2009
Fernando Torres in his prime. Yes Gerrard did score and there was a double from Ryan Babel but this game was all about arguably the most lethal striker on the planet and his was Liverpool’s No.9. Hull seemed to have a foothold in the game when Giovanni equalised after Torres had put Liverpool ahead. Torres added his second of the game to take the game in Liverpool’s favour into Halftime and then completed his hattrick by rounding Myhill. Gerrard scoring a cross/shot was probably a very strange manner to score with but they all count. Babel scored an intended shot after a Kuyt cross to make it 5-1. I say intended for that goal because his second goal was definitely not intended with Riera’s shot deflecting off the Dutchman which he had to claim as it changed the direction of the shot in the end. Route complete. 6-1 victors at home.