Klopp Asks For Anger

This week in his press conference Jurgen Klopp asked for a greedy and angry performance from his Liverpool side because Hull apparently want our points. While I immediately envisaged Roberto Firmino storming at the Hull defence turning green and shouting "You won't like me when I'm angry", in all seriousness, it is a very good point.

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Last season Liverpool lost to sides associated with the lower half of the table such as Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Watford. This season has been no different after the Reds slipped up at Burnley so Klopp's comments make real sense. The passion and fire we see from the lads against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal needs to be transferred to a Saturday afternoon fixture against Hull. On paper, of course it's hard to get excited about but if they don't set out for these games with the right mentality, then we will continue to falter.

Hull are no mugs of course and have been unlucky in some of their opening games. Beating Swansea away 2-0 to kick off their season led them on to a match against United which they lost 1-0. However they put in a solid performance with Rashford only able to grab the points for Mourinho's side in extra time.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they may be unable to call upon Daniel Sturridge due to some fitness issues however Jurgen Klopp seemed confident the forward would feature in a recent update. For Hull they can welcome back Livermore who returns from serving a one match suspension.

The last time the two sides met was in April 2015 when Michael Dawson scored the only goal of the game giving Hull the win. Hull's last visit to Anfield was also a positive result on their part after the game ended 0-0 in October 2014. The last six meetings between the two sides have resulted in two wins for Liverpool, two wins for Hull and two draws.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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