High flying Liverpool secured yet another commanding win in the premier league thanks to first half blitz against Hull City on Saturday afternoon kickoff. Adam Lallana scored in 17th minute to put Liverpool in lead while a red card for El Mohamady followed by James Milner slotting home from penalty spot pretty much put Hull City out of the equation. From than on it was just the matter of how many Liverpool will score. Sadio Mane’s strike had Liverpool leading 3-0 at halftime.
Liverpool 5-1 Hull City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
17′ 1 – 0 Adam Lallana scored just inside first 20 minute to put Liverpool in lead.
29′ [ Red Card ] Ahmed El Mohamady got his marching orders at half hour mark and made things even more difficult for Hull City.
30′ 2 – 0 James Milner scored from penalty spot to make it 2-0 for Liverpool
36′ 3 – 0 Sadio Mane scored in 36th minute to pretty much settle the tie.
51′ 3 – 1 David Meyler scores for Hull City which proved nothing more than a consolation goal.
52′ 4 – 1 Philippe Coutinho scored yet another wonder strike from outside the box.
71′ 5 – 1 James Milner made it 5 for Liverpool to wrap things up against helpless Hull City side.
Match Highlights (English)
Jurgen Klopp Interview
Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool has started the season in absolute bullish mood and apart from that 2-0 defeat away against Burnley, they have been scoring goals for fun. unbeaten in their last 5 games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just three Liverpool look like a real deal this season under Klopp. A win against Hull City will put them just 2 points behind City into second place and thats what reds fans are expecting on saturday.
However recent history suggest, Hull City often get the better of Liverpool. Their past 5 meeting has ended in 2 wins and 2 draws for Hull City and a solitary win for Liverpool back in 2012-13 season. Daniel Sturridge is likely to miss-out while Firmino to lead the attacking lineup alongside, Lallana, Coutinho and Mane. This is how I expect both teams to lineups on Saturday.
Match Predictions: It won’t come as surprise to many that this Liverpool side has covered the most ground in premier league this season and we can expect another fast start for Liverpool. Hull City need to be able to cope with relentless pressing from Liverpool and if they can get through the first half without conceding they might just have a chance against this highly agile Liverpool side. However I am going with a comfortable win for Liverpool in this one.