Barclays Premier League
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Liverpool v Hull

1 Jan 2014, KO: 15:00

Minute by minute

Post We'll be back at Anfield on Sunday when Liverpool take on Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round. Thanks for following, YNWA!
Post That's it from our live coverage from Anfield today as the Reds moved back into the top four with a 2-0 win over Hull City, courtesy of a Daniel Agger header and another stunner from Luis Suarez
Post "Nine out of 10 players would not have played today. He had a real bad knock on the top of his foot from the Chelsea game. He had strapping on it and he put himself out there for the team yet again. That's why he gets the goals that he does, because he's so determined."
Post Rodgers also confirmed Luis Suarez played with a knock today
Post "In a lot of games we've been vibrant with great energy, scored goals and performed well, as well as won. But on the back of the games we've had over this period – and to play with a lot of the same players against a team that won their last Barclays Premier League game 6-0 – we knew we were going to have to tough it out today and dig in."
Post Brendan Rodgers: "I said to the players afterwards that I thought that was our best win of the season."
Post ‏@OptaJoe: 15 - Luis Suarez has reached 20 PL goals in 15 games this season, beating the previous record of 21 games (K Phillips, 1999-2000). Spree.
Post @SMignolet: A massive thank you as well for the support in the past year from all of you! #YNWA
Post ‏@SMignolet: Happy and healthy 2014 everyone! My best wishes for the new year! And what better way to start it with #3points and a #cleansheet
Post The Reds had a passing accuracy rating of 84.4 per cent
Post Liverpool enjoyed 58.7 per cent of the possession, making 559 passes
Post Hull had 10 efforts at goal, with none on target
Post The Reds mustered 17 shots on the Hull goal this afternoon, six of which were on target
Post Liverpool move up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table after that win
91 Almost a goal-of-the-season contender from Coutinho, who collects the ball inside his own half and dribbles his way through on goal, only for McGregor to get in the way of his final shot
90 Two minutes of added time to be played...
89 A flowing move involving Moses, Suarez and Toure opens up the Hull defence, but Toure can't dig out a cross before the ball goes out of play. Unlucky
87 Suarez tries a free-kick from fully 35's high into the Kop
86 First Booking: Curtis Davies:
85 Cissokho charges into the area but his cross is deflected into the arms of McGregor
82 Hull corner...headed away at the near post by Gerrard
79 Hull applying some late pressure here and Elmohamady shoots over the bar from the corner of the box
77 Livermore tries a half-volley from the edge of the box that's deflected behind for a Hull corner
76 Substitution: Victor Moses for Raheem Sterling:
73 Coutinho has another go...this time McGregor blocks
70 Coutinho creates space for himself and shoots from range. Over the bar
65 Sterling swings in a cross from right which Henderson stabs wide at the near post
62 Substitution: Steven Gerrard for Iago Aspas:
60 Brendan Rodgers is now preparing Steven Gerrard for a return to action
58 So, a triple change for Hull...and they have a corner...
58 Substitution: George Boyd for David Meyler:
58 Substitution: Danny Graham for Robert Koren:
58 Substitution: Matty Fryatt for Yannick Sagbo:
57 Figueroa drives a cross into the Liverpool box...Agger clears
55 Substitution: Kolo Toure for Glen Johnson:
54 Kolo Toure is being prepared to come on for LFC
53 @OptaJoe: 20 - Luis Suarez is the first Liverpool player to score 20+ league goals in successive seasons since Fowler in 94-95 & 95-96. Streak.
52 @neiljonesecho: Trademark. Slightly left of centre, curled over the wall, top corner. Beauty.
51 That goal is Suarez's 20th of the season
50 Liverpool double their lead and it's that man once again. Suarez this time finds the back of the net with a brilliant curling free-kick from 25 yards that leaves McGregor with no chance
50 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
48 Excellent football sends Sterling into space in the box, but he can't adjust his feet quickly enough to pick out Aspas's run
46 SECOND HALF: Hull get the game back underway
45 Coutinho is left holding his head in his hands after Henderson's brilliant pass picked out his run. The No.10 showed superb skill to take the ball under control, but then drove wide of the post
45 Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half...
42 Liverpool go so close to a second as Aspas's lay off from Coutinho's pass sets up Henderson on the edge of the box. The midfielder slides a shot inches wide of the post
39 First Booking: Luis Suarez:
37 Liverpool are ahead as Agger rises well inside a crowded box to head home Coutinho's corner
37 GOAL! Daniel Agger:
35 Cissokho nods Henderson's deep cross back across goal, but McGregor collects before Suarez can reach it
32 Elmohamady's attempted centre from the right is hacked clear by Agger
30 Meyler tackles Coutinho on the edge of the box as the Brazilian prepared to strike at goal
29 Lucas's deep corner finds Agger, who heads back into the danger zone. Hull clear
29 Johnson wins a corner for LFC...
28 Koren finds space for a cross inside the box, but Agger cuts it out before it can reach Sagbo
27 Johnson's cross from the right bounces up for Sterling, but he can't get it under control
25 Suarez's clever header sends Sterling scampering into the box. The winger tries to shoot across McGregor, but the goalkeeper manages to block at close quarters
23 Coutinho picks up the ball on the edge of the box after Suarez is tackled by Bruce and drives an effort over the crossbar
22 Coutinho clips a free-kick into the Hull box; however, it falls into the arms of McGregor
21 First Booking: Alex Bruce:
19 Liverpool think they've opened the scoring as Suarez heads Coutinho's free-kick into the back of the net from close range. However, he's flagged offside. That must have been close...
18 Johnson lofts a cross into the centre of the box intended for Aspas. It's too high for the No.9, but this is better from Liverpool
16 Suarez tries an audacious lob across goal into the top corner, but he's off target from 20 yards
15 Koren finds space in the box, but his effort deflects into the grasp of Mignolet
13 Sagbo bundles his way into space on the edge of the Liverpool box before striking over Mignolet's crossbar and into the Kop
12 Coutinho attempts to a roll a pass through the defence for Aspas, but the Spaniard can't reach it and McGregor collects
7 Tepid start here at Anfield, with Hull getting plenty of bodies behind the ball
4 First effort on goal of the afternoon as Glen Johnson cuts inside onto his left foot, but his shot lacks power and doesn't test McGregor
1 KICK OFF: Liverpool get the game underway at Anfield
Pre The players are heading out onto the Anfield pitch and kick off is nearly upon us...
Pre Hull substitutes: Harper, Rosenior, Graham, Fryatt, Boyd, Faye, Quinn.
Pre Hull team: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Sagbo, Elmohamady.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Rossiter, Kelly, Toure, Moses, Alberto, Gerrard.
Pre The Reds’ XI in full is: Mignolet, Cissokho, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Aspas, Sterling, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Brendan Rodgers has made two changes to his Liverpool line-up for today’s clash with Hull City – Iago Aspas and Aly Cissokho are included.
Pre The Brazilian said: "If we want to be in the top four, we want to win these kinds of games. We are happy with the way we are playing the games and beating teams at home. We just hope we keep that going on New Year's Day."
Pre Lucas Leiva previewed the visit of the Tigers with earlier in the week and insisted that his teammates are determined to maintain their home form on Wednesday.
Pre “Who would have forecast that win at the KC?” he said. “Anything could happen, but I don't think it will and I would snap your hand off for a draw tonight.”
Pre We asked Hull City supporter Gary Clark for the lowdown on today’s opponents and he explained why he would be delighted to depart Merseyside with a point.
Pre Keep an eye on the homepage for live photos from the stadium during the 90 minutes, a final-whistle match report and then the thoughts of the boss from his press conference.
Pre You can take a look at the manager’s starting XI on all of our official channels before anywhere else – check the homepage and Twitter for the breaking news at 2pm GMT.
Pre Build-up on the club’s official television channel, LFC TV, will begin at 2pm GMT – with pre-match analysis, interviews and the all-important confirmed team news.
Pre Luis Suarez, meanwhile, has scored 13 goals in his last five games at Anfield and scored 19 league goals before Christmas home and away, more than any other Liverpool player in the Premier League era.
Pre The Reds have scored eight times in their two home games against Hull in the Premier League.
Pre He said: “For us the second half of the season at Anfield will be massive. We love playing there. We enjoy playing there. We feel comfortable there to go and get a result against anyone and we aim, along with our supporters, to make it a real difficult place to get a result.”
Pre Ahead of this one, Rodgers has been sharing his belief that Liverpool’s form in L4 will be a crucial factor in their ambitions for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.
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Pre The hosts can be confident too; Rodgers’ charges have won six consecutive matches at Anfield and conceded just 12 goals in 18 matches on home soil throughout 2013.
Pre As well as searching for a response to back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea after Christmas, Brendan Rodgers’ side are seeking revenge for a 3-1 defeat at the KC Stadium last month.
Pre Welcome to the match centre for the Reds’ first match of 2014 – Liverpool host Hull City in the Barclays Premier League with kick-off scheduled for 3pm GMT.