Hull will be delighted they are playing Liverpool after decimating Fulham 6-0. In addition to their close defeat to Manchester United, their shock 3-1 win against Liverpool is still in recent memory and they have every chance of causing an upset today.
Liverpool on the other hand are in the midst of their worst injury crisis for a very long time and will be far more wary of what Hull have in store.
Luckily for Liverpool, the injuries they have suffered have are geared towards their defence. Even at their strongest, Liverpool's defence has always leaked goals easily, the injuries they have sustained will not make a difference in that regard.
If anything, the injuries will force Brendan Rodgers to opt for a team that attacks aggressively - much like Tim Sherwood has done at Tottenham.
In the 3-1 defeat, Liverpool's attack was drowned out by Hull having a hub of players surround Suarez. In that match Coutinho only played a few minutes - he needed painkillers to make the bench and Aspas had just recovered from injury. I expect Rodgers to learn from that defeat by playing both of them. Along with Raheem Sterling, Liverpool will have at minimum four in attack at all times, if need be, Henderson, Cissokho and Johnson can venture forward too.
Of course such a gung-ho approach is bound to create space for Hull to attack, but away from home, they are a different kettle of fish to the team that frequently punishes teams.
They have only scored seven in nine away games and they have the joint worst away record. The reason for their poor record is down to the fact they are very unambitious when playing away. Their possession away from home is the worst in the league at 38%, and they are the fifth worst when it comes to creating chances.
Even when playing at home, Hull very much defend first and then break forward in an uncoordinated manner. Therefore, despite this tactic clearly putting them under too much stress away, they do not have the talent to be more expansive. Consequentially, Liverpool will pummel them with a barrage of attacks and eventually one should go in.
If Hull are to score, it is most likely to come from a set-piece. Hull have scored five from them, Liverpool have conceded seven from them. Given injuries keeps disrupting Liverpool's defence, their organisation is not the best and if Hull get enough corners or set-pieces, they will grab one.
Liverpool 3-1 Hull City
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