The Reds’ title hopes were dealt a blow by their incredible 4-4 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday night, and with Man United winning on Wednesday, they go into this game knowing anything less than three points will signal the end of their title aspirations.
Hull, on the other hand, have survival on their minds after a disastrous run of form which has seen them slip down the table and now sitting only three points above the drop zone.
It was a different story back in December when the two sides met at Anfield and played out a 2-2 draw, back then Hull were punching above their weight and even took a two goal lead before Steven Gerrard scored twice before half-time. Incredibly, since then Hull have won just seven points.
Gerrard though will be missing this time, still sidelined with the groin injury which has kept him out of action for the last three weeks. His absence means a continued role in the attack for Yossi Benayoun, impressive against Arsenal in midweek when he and Torres scored twice each.
Likely line-up: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Skrtel, Insua, Alonso, Mascherano, Kuyt, Benayoun, Riera, Torres.