Liverpool 5-1 Hull City: Rampant reds power past 10 man Hull at Anfield

Premier League
Saturday 24 September 2016 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
Liverpool5
1Hull City
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7'Huddlestone
Lallana17'
Milner19'
29'Elmohamady
Milner30'
Mane36'
37'Mason
51'Meyler
Coutinho52'
Milner71'
Possession %
7426
Total Shots
322
Shots on Target
121
Shots Blocked
11
Offside
1
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Liverpool produced a scintillating display to run out comfortable 5-1 winners over Hull City.

Jurgen Klopp enjoys the win over Hull at Anfield

Loris Karius was named as the reds goalkeeper - making his Anfield and Premier League debut.  Ragnar Klavan also made his Anfield debut - the player replacing Dejan Lovren who was ruled out with illness.

The reds were at their fluid best in the first half as they cruised into a deserved lead through Adam Lallana.  By the time the goal arrived in the 17th minute the reds could have been 2-0 up already.

Joel Matip headed over from a corner, and Coutinho saw a chance created by Mane cleared off the line.

Coutinho made amends by threading the ball through for Adam Lallana to fire in on the turn.

After 30 minutes Elmohamady handled the ball in the area, conceding a penalty and getting himself sent off.  Mr Reliable James Milner fired in the penalty.

Time in the half for another goal.

Sadio Mane collected the ball at the edge of the box - turned - and smashed it in.  Liverpool's big money signing this summer is delivery.

At half time Hull regrouped and switched to five at the back as they sought to prevent any further damage.

James Milner uncharacteristically conceded a corner and as it arrived in the box Meyler was on hand to flash it past Karius on his debut.

Liverpool's response was immediate.

Within seconds of the restart Coutinho fired a beautiful shot into the Kop goal to restore the 3 goal lead.

The reds brought on Daniel Sturridge for Adam Lallana and within minutes he had drawn a penalty after being tripped by Robertson.

James Milner stepped up again to smash it in - this time under the keeper's body.

Liverpool also brought on Emre Can and Marko Grujic - with Henderson and Coutinho joining Lallana as players to receive standing ovations.

16 goals scored by Liverpool in the league - almost 2 months quicker than they managed last season.

The reds move into the top 4.  Next up a trip to Swansea before the international break.

Anfield Online Man of the Match:  James Milner

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