Sat 13th December 3pm at Anfield
Hull City make only their 7th visit to Anfield in the club’s history after a spectacular start to the season which saw many of the so called pundits gasping in surprise. They briefly led the Premiership and had a good spell in the top four before some defeats and draws dented their confidence.
Former Liverpool player Nick Barmby helped Hull back in to the Premiership and Phil Brown and his headset have done a tremendous job in steering the team, starring the Brazilian Geovanni, in to Premiership respectability. A place in Europe is not out the question if they can recapture their early season form.
Rafa will be expected to bring the likes of Gerrard back but all eyes will be on our defence in particular. Most observers would have stated that Hyypia and Insua were fantastic for us last weekend in the Premiership. Unfortunately neither player is in the Champions League squad – will they come back and replace Dossena and Agger?
Will Keane stay up front? Will Rafa stick with 4-4-2 or revert to the 4-5-1 to accomodate Gerrard….?
It’s been 9 years since the reds last faced Hull at Anfield in the League Cup. It’s been 48 years since the last league fixture at Anfield between the two clubs.
The reds have won 6 out of 6 at Anfield against Hull. The most recent result was a 4-2 win. The reds ran out 9-3 winners over both legs back when Hull where in the lower divisions.
Considering their form, the bookies are being a bit unkind on Hull in our opinion.
A 2-0 victory is the favoured scoreline at 5/1. A repeat of the 4-2 is at 66/1. Happened lots this season – but if you think Hull will be winning at half time only for the reds to turn it round you can get odds at 28/1.
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