MATCH PREVIEW: Hull V Liverpool


Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Hull on Tuesday and whilst there is sure to be eleven players on the pitch, it's uncertain how many will be in the stands. A boycott organised by Spirit of Shankly in response to the ridiculous variance in ticket prices for supporters travelling to Hull this season means there could be a lot of empty seats.

Steve Bruce has also spoken out on the matter today saying "We have to remember the average man in the street because they are the lifeblood of football." It's sad that such extreme action is required for the powers that be to stand up and listen but here's hoping tomorrow's boycott makes some sort of difference.

In terms of the game, more bad news has filtered through today as Kopites learned Daniel Sturridge would probably be out for the rest of the season. Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva are also unavailable while Alberto Moreno will be subject to a late fitness test. For Hull, they are unable to call upon Jelavic, Davies and Snodgrass. Also unavailable is Meyler who will complete a ban.

The last time the two sides met was in October 2014 when neither side managed to get themselves on the score sheet. A match between the sides in January 2014 ended in a 2-0 win for Liverpool, Daniel Agger and Luis Suarez were the goalscorers that day. The Reds' last trip to the KC Stadium however didn't end so well, Liverpool fell to a 3-1 defeat with just Steven Gerrard finding the back of the net.

Liverpool are currently 5th in the table on 58 points. The Reds have won three of their last six games in the league, drew one and lost the other two. Hull find themselves 16th in the table having won just one of their last six league games. 

Stat Sandwich
  • Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight away games in the league.
  • Hull have collected just 16 points at home this season.
  • Gerrard has scored four goals in six Premier League games against Hull.
With no Daniel Sturridge and a struggle in general to score goals I can't see Liverpool pulling off a brilliant win on Tuesday however I do expect all three points this time unlike against Albion at the weekend.

Hull are in desperate trouble lounging around at the bottom of the league with a hell of a run of games and will therefore be playing for their lives on Tuesday however it's exactly this reason why I think Liverpool will win. We can't handle sides that sit back and shut up shop, Hull are unable to do that on Tuesday, they must attack which will open things up for players such as Coutinho and Sterling who will probably find a way through.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!