Full-time: Liverpool 5-1 Hull City

  • In-form Reds chalk up their third consecutive Premier League victory with heavy drubbing of 10-man Hull at Anfield
  • Adam Lallana gave dominant Liverpool an early lead before Ahmed Elmohamady was sent off for blocking Philippe Coutinho's goal-bound strike with his arm
  • James Milner netted from the spot and did so again after the break following Andy Robertson's foul on substitute Daniel Sturridge
  • Sadio Mane also notched for the hosts, while Coutinho scored with a sensational strike immediately after Hull had reduced the deficit through David Meyler

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A thoroughly comfortable afternoon's work for Liverpool, whose third straight Premier League victory was never in doubt at any stage. That red card for Elmohamady certainly did not help matters for battered Hull, but in truth the visitors were being thoroughly dominated even with 11 men on the pitch.

Next up for them is the small matter of a match against Chelsea at the KCOM Stadium, while Klopp's in-form side travel to Swansea.



Liverpool 5-1 Hull


Two minutes of additional time signalled by the fourth official. Milner looks to tee up Sturridge but his tired pass is easily intercepted by Maguire.



Sturridge beats Davies with a glorious first touch but cannot get a shot away as Maguire and Robertson combine to snuff out the danger.


Milner can't quite reach a Firmino pass and Sturridge fires harmlessly wide of Marshall's left-hand post.


Snodgrass just fails to test Karius with a whipped free-kick that whistles over the crossbar.



A smattering of substitutions now as Phelan withdraws Mason and sends on AZ Alkmaar loanee Henriksen with his final change.

With the game long since won, Klopp also utilises his bench by introducing Emre Can and Grujic. Henderson and Coutinho make way.

Just under 15 minutes left for Hull to endure.


Liverpool pile on the misery as Sturridge falls rather easily under the challenge of Robertson and Milner steps up to score his second penalty of the afternoon. That 100% record from the spot remains intact.

The final whistle simply cannot come soon enough for Hull.

James Milner


Goal: Liverpool 5-1 Hull (James Milner)


Lallana receives a standing ovation as he walks off to be replaced by Sturridge. This could be a perfect time for the injury-plagued England striker to give himself a confidence boost.


Not the most enjoyable of birthday celebrations so far for Hull's caretaker boss...



Nothing much to report just at the moment as Coutinho overcooks a pass towards Firmino and the ball trickles out of play.

Sturridge is preparing to come on for Liverpool.


Still Liverpool attack at will and Marshall denies Mane with a low save before Wijnaldum hooks an effort straight down his throat.

Hull are offered some respite when the goalkeeper comfortably holds a looping header from Firmino.


How cruel on Hull, who reduce the arrears before immediately conceding again. The visitors' goal comes through substitute Meyler, who hammers past Karius from close range after Maguire had challenged Wijnaldum at a Snodgrass corner.

Any hopes of the most unlikely comeback are then quickly extinguished by a typically wonderful strike from Coutinho. The Brazilian collects possession from Lallana and uncorks a terrific bending shot that beats Marshall all ends up from 25 yards.

Another one to add to his extensive collection.


Goal: Liverpool 4-1 Hull (Philippe Coutinho)


Goal: Liverpool 3-1 Hull (David Meyler)


Liverpool look to pick up where they left off before half-time as Coutinho slides a low pass behind the Hull backline intended for compatriot Firmino, who is denied a shooting opportunity by a tug of the shirt from Maguire.

His penalty appeals are waved away by the referee.


The second half is upon us. Phelan makes his second change at the break, replacing Tom Huddlestone with Harry Maguire.

Hull look to be going five at the back in a bid to stop the Liverpool onslaught.


As comfortable as it could possibly get for Liverpool, who have controlled this game with total ease. They continue to look a real attacking force under Klopp, surprisingly led this afternoon by Milner, and Karius has been a mere spectator thus far on his league debut.

This has very quickly descended into a damage limitation exercise for 10-man Hull. You fear things could get a lot worse for them this afternoon.



Liverpool 3-0 Hull


Liverpool pour forward once more but Marshall is equal to a tame shot from Roberto Firmino. Milner is then released by Klavan, who only started today as a result of a viral infection suffered by Dejan Lovren, but no-one opts to gamble on his dangerous low cross.

Henderson also sends a shot sailing over and we will have three minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.