LIVE: Liverpool v Hull City at Anfield – Match updates

Liverpool are back at Anfield for only the second time this season to welcome Hull City.  Their caretaker boss Mike Phelan celebrates his birthday today but the reds will be hoping to spoil his party.

You can read our match preview or stay right here as we keep you up to date with today's fixture.

As it happened...

13:39 UK

Team news due in soon but already it looks like Liverpool and Hull City will be moving places in the Premier League.  Man Utd leading against Leicester could mean Liverpool move down a place whilst Hull move ahead of Leicester.

Loris Karius has been tipped to start in goal ahead of Simon Mignolet.

13:42 UK

Today's programme from Anfield features Sadio Mane who was rested during the midweek cup game against Derby County.

14:01 UK
Confirmed LFC Team

Karius makes his league debut for Liverpool.

Team: Karius, Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino

Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Grujic, Origi, Sturridge

Lovren misses out with a viral infection.

14:15 UK
Hull team for today

Starting: Marshall; Elmohamady, Livermore, Davies, Robertson; Clucas, Huddlestone, Mason, Snodgrass; Hernandez, Diomande

Subs: Jakupovic, Maguire, Meyler, Maloney, Mbokani, Keane, Henriksen

14:40 UK

Liverpool start today's game 3 points ahead of Hull. We are in 7th position. Hull are in 11th.

There are 5 other games kicking off at 3 o'clock. 

With Arsenal taking on Chelsea later a win for Liverpool today would ensure we end the day inside the top five.

14:42 UK

Georginio Wijnaldum back in the starting line up today.

15:02 UK
Kick off

Underway at Anfield.  Come on redmen!

15:07 UK

Early corner for Liverpool - the commanding figure of Joel Matip gets his head on it but puts it over the bar.  

LFC kicking towards the Anfield Road end in this first half.

15:12 UK

Real opportunity wasted for Liverpool to take the lead.  Mane crosses to Coutinho at the edge of the six yard box, but somehow Elmohamady is on hand to clear.

15:19 UK

ADAM LALLANA makes it 1-0 to Liverpool in the 17th minute.

15:25 UK
LFC 1-0 Hull

Liverpool's goal came after Milner played the ball to Coutinho - the Brazilian brought it to the edge of the box before threading it through to Lallana.  The Englishman took his goal well.

15:32 UK


Milner converts the penalty after Elmohamady receives a red card for deliberate handball in the box.

15:36 UK

Milner with another succesful penalty for the reds.

15:40 UK
GOAL 3-0!

Reds are running riot here now at Anfield.  

Sadio Mane turns and shoots at the edge of the box and it is 3-0 to the reds after 36 minutes.

15:50 UK

Great first half from Liverpool who lead 3-0.

It's hard to see any way back for Hull - the reds were excellent in that 45 minutes.

16:05 UK
Second half underway

It was a dominant first half at Anfield. Can the reds add more to the 3-0 lead.

16:06 UK

Hull have switched to a back five in defence at the start of this second half.

Liverpool kicking towards the Kop.

16:13 UK

Two very quick goals. Meyler grabs one back from a corner but then straight from the kick off Coutinho moves forward and powers in a beauty.

4-1 to LFC!!

16:20 UK
Goalscoring problem fixed?

Liverpool have so far scored 15 Premier League goals in the opening 6 games.  

They didn't reach that total until the end of November, after 13 games, last season.

16:24 UK

Good work at the back by Henderson who is keen to avoid conceding a corner.  Heads it out for a throw in and then the reds clear in the next phase of play.

16:25 UK

Here comes Sturridge.

16:28 UK
LFC Substitution

68' Daniel Sturridge gets his chance - comes on to replace opening goalscorer Adam Lallana.

16:29 UK

Standing ovation for Adam Lallana as he goes off.

16:30 UK

Sturridge brought down by Robertson.  Second penalty of the game coming up.

16:31 UK

5-1 to Liverpool.  Well placed under the keeper by Milner.

16:34 UK
Double sub

Emre Can and Marko Grujic on for the reds.

Jordan Henderson and  Philippe Coutinho make way.

16:42 UK

Into the final ten minutes now at Anfield.  Liverpool are leading 5-1 and will be collecting all the points here after a fantastic display.  

They're still looking for more goals though.

16:43 UK

"We're gonna win the League" ringing out around Anfield

16:50 UK

Two minutes added on.

16:52 UK

Liverpool 5-1 Hull City!

17:04 UK

Thanks for following the game with us.  It was a fantastic performance.

Liverpool move into the top four of the Premier League.

Our match report is now up.

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