Liverpool will welcome Hull City to Anfield on New Year’s Day and will hope to recover after two defeats in a row to Manchester City and Chelsea
Liverpool were sitting on top of the pile at Christmas , but for losses to two major rivals at the top of the league they have plummeted down the league to sit in fifth place post Christmas. They now sit either side of fierce rivals Everton and Manchester United.
Liverpool have been unplayable at home this season with an immense statistic emphasising that. The Mersey side club have won eight wins in their nine matches at home this season scoring 25 and only conceding six during this time. However in the reverse fixture Hull pulled one of the shocks of the season with a 3-1 victory and will hope to replicate it when they lock horns at Anfield tomorrow afternoon.
Tigers will travel to Anfield with a lot of confidence after sweeping aside Fulham 6-0 at the KC Stadium in their last league match. Hull’s impressive home record doesn’t match that of their struggles away from the KC. They have only managed one win and two draws on the road this season, so Liverpool will offer the Tigers ranks with a stern test.
Liverpool don’t have any new injury worries for the welcome of Hull and may stick with the same starting line up that narrowly lost at Chelsea. Spaniard, Jose Enrique still remains out, while Captain Steven Gerrard and fellow England compatriot Daniel Sturridge also remain injured.
The Tigers may recall on loan front man Danny Graham back to the starting line up to spearhead their attack. Alex Bruce is also pushing for a start in defence after remaining on the bench against Fulham. Hull will still remain without long term absentees: Joe Dudgeon; Sone Aluko and Stephen Quinn