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Hull City 3-1 Liverpool — ‘One of those days’ for lacklustre Reds

Hull City 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, 1st December 2013
Premier League
KC Stadium

HULL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 1, 2013: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the Premiership match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Match Summary

Hull City inflicted a third defeat of the season on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool on Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 victory at the KC Stadium.

With Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho injured, Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling came in to support Luis Suarez in attack.

Kolo Toure replaced Daniel Agger at the back, partnering Martin Skrtel, whilst Jon Flanagan kept his place at left-back.

Jake Livermore gave the home side the lead on 20 minutes. After Hull had dispossessed Moses deep in the Liverpool half, Livermore’s shot took a wicked deflection off Skrtel to give Simon Mignolet no chance of saving.

Steven Gerrard equalised just seven minutes later, delivering an expertly taken free-kick low and past Allan McGregor in the Hull goal.

Second half substitutions of Luis Alberto and Coutinho on for the very poor Moses and Raheem Sterling did little to turn the game Liverpool’s way.

Hull, buoyed by a loud atmosphere from their fans, later took the lead with just under 20 minutes to go.

Minutes after Moses could have put Liverpool 2-1 up, David Meyler took advantage of sloppy Reds defending with a good finish past Mignolet’s outstretched left hand.

Luis Suarez went close from a free-kick late on, whipping the ball slightly left of the Hull goal.

But in the 86th minute, Hull put the game beyond Liverpool. Tom Huddlestone’s shot after good hold up play by Yannick Sagnbo was put into his own net by Skrtel.

The result means Liverpool drop to third in the Premier League, now level on points with Everton and Chelsea – who play Southampton at home later today.

Next up for the Reds is two home games in a row – against Norwich on Wednesday night, followed by West Ham on Saturday, 7th December.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Flanagan, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Moses (Alberto 74), Suarez, Sterling (Coutinho 66).

Subs: Jones, Agger, Sakho, Allen, Alberto, Aspas, Coutinho.

Hull City: McGregor; Elmohamady, Davies, Bruce, Figueroa; Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady (Boyd 92), Koren (Rosenior 66); Sagbo (Graham 90).

Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Chester, Graham, Boyd, Gedo.

HULL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 1, 2013: Liverpool's Victor Moses in action against Hull City during the Premiership match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


Steven Gerrard 1-1 (27 mins)

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