Jan 1, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT
But Hull have already shown how good they are this season after already beating Liverpool 3-1 at the KC Stadium, and plenty of other scalps along the way.
Liverpool lost two tight games away at title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period, as the Reds came up short when it mattered most. After those defeats they now sit six points off top spot, so they desperately need a win to keep the pressure up on the sides above them. Another masterclass from Luis Suarez would go a long way.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Aspas, Sterling, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Rossiter, Kelly, Toure, Moses, Alberto, Gerrard
Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Sagbo, Elmohamady. Subs:Harper, Rosenior, Graham, Fryatt, Boyd, Faye, Quinn
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