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A fairly routine win for Liverpool over Hull to start the new year. Agger got proceeding underway with a header, before Suarez added a second with yet another stunning free-kick. Liverpool 2-0 Hull City.Coutinho with a magical run into the box and forces an equally great save from McGregor from close range.Hull passing the ball around the Liverpool box.Hull with some late pressure.Another good move from Liverpool, but Toure is unable to keep Moses' return ball in play.Coutinho dribbles into the box, but Davies sees him out for a goal kick.Suarez takes the free-kick, but this time it goes very high over the cross bar.Davies goes into the book for a foul on Suarez, who was just about to go clear on goal.Hull have the ball again.A good move from Liverpool ends with a Coutinho ball across the box, but Hull clear their lines.Figueroa with a wayward shot of his own, also for a Liverpool throw.Cissokho with a good block to prevent a Fryatt cross. Hull corner, which Liverpool get clear.Suarez with a very, very wide shot. Hull throw.Hull pump a free kick into the box, but the referee penalises Davies for a push on Skrtel.Elmohamedy blazes a shot over the bar from a tight angle after a good move from the Tigers.Hull with a rare spell of possession as Skrtel blocks a long-distance effort from Huddlestone.Hull corner, but the referee awards Liverpool a free kick for a push in the box.Victor Moses comes on to replace Raheem Sterling.Coutinho does really need to work on his shooting as he drags another shot very, very wide of the mark.Coutinho tries to pick out Henderson's run forward, but McGregor comes out to gather.Coutinho with a screaming effort on goal. This time he gets it on target, but McGregor does well to steer it away from goal.Sterling pounces on a miss pass at the back, but his ball forward is wide of the mark.Hull win the ball back as Toure tries to charge forward.Liverpool working the ball forward from defence. Coutinho gets another shot on goal, but flies over the bar.Skrtel clears a Hull free kick, but Suarez's ball forward to Coutinho is a bit wayward.Sterling is fouled outside the area, but the referee gives it the other way. Hull free kick.Liverpool with possession.Hull have a corner. Huddlestone takes...and Davies shoots wide after a bit of a scramble in the box.Henderson nearly goes through on goal if not for some good defending from Davies.Cissokho cuts out the ball as Graham looked to go through on goal.Huddlestone intervenes as Sterling tries to dribble into the box.Gerrard makes his return off the bench as he comes on for Aspas.Liverpool with the ball.Lucas cleans up after Aspas, who sees another pass go wayward.Cissokho down injured after clashing with Davies as he cleared the ball.Triple change for Hull as Graham, Fryatt and Boyd come on for Koren, Sagbo and Meyler.Figueroa with a wayward ball over the top for Sagbo.Agger sees out a Elmohamedy long ball.Kolo Toure coming on for Glen Johnson.Hull have a free kick for a foul on Meyler. Huddlestone takes, but Lucas can easily head clear.Hull with the possession in midfield.Hull with a throw after a wayward pass at the back from Liverpool. The Reds have the ball again with Suarez, but he loses the ball as he dribbles his way into the box.The Reds have the ball again after the Hull kick-off.GOAL! Luis Suarez makes it two with an absolutely brilliant free kick. Curled into the top left-hand corner. McGregor didn't have a chance.Suarez to take...Sterling goes through on goal, but stalls a bit in the box and Hull clear their lines. Before the Tigers give away a very dangerous free kick for a foul on Suarez.Lucas with an early foul in the centre circle with a high boot.And we're back underway here at Anfield...That's it for the first half at Anfield. Liverpool lead one goal to nil thanks to an Agger header.Coutinho finds himself in acres of space in the box, but just drags his shot wide of the near post.Sagbo just getting a talking to after another heavy challenge.Johnson gives away a throw as he mis-controls a seemingly routine pass.Liverpool pressing Hull a lot better now as Sagbo is called offside at the other end.Liverpool have the ball once again from the Hull goal kick.Suarez is downed once again, but the Reds play on. Aspas slides the ball to Henderson, who just slices his low effort wide of goal.Hull are now the team struggling to combine well up front, loads of passes going astray.Sagbo penalised for a foul on Agger just as he was about to head through on goal.Liverpool have a throw.Suarez goes into the referee's book for two fouls in the midfield.The referee just having a word with Meyler and Suarez. The Uruguayan still aggrieved at that challenge prior to the goal.GOAL! And the Reds are ahead as Agger heads Coutinho's corner at goal to make it 1-0 to Liverpool.Liverpool win a corner and Meyler gets a talking to for a very heavy challenge on Suarez.Cissokho with a header at the far post from a Henderson cross, but McGregor gets to it first to gather easily.A missed clearance from Davies nearly lets Liverpool in on goal, but the defender manages to get to the ball before Aspas and clears his lines.Not going well for the Liverpool's forwards so far, total miscommunication there as Suarez tries to put Aspas through on goal.Hull with a spell of possession in midfield now.Coutinho gets the ball on the edge of the area, but Meyler makes the tackle just as the Brazilian is about to get his shot away.Johnson wins a corner as he tried to put the ball into the box to Sterling.Liverpool playing the ball around in the midfield area.Johnson puts a cross into the box and Sterling attempts to take it on his chest, but his touch takes the ball away from him and McGregor gathers easily.Liverpool are growing into the game now and creating some more chances.Raheem Sterling goes through on goal, and gets his shot away, but McGregor manages to get it away.Some weird decisions being made in the Liverpool midfield at the moment.Coutinho with another shot on goal after Suarez is brought down, the Brazilian's shot is again wayward.Coutinho goes for goal straight from the free kick, but McGregor easily gathers the Brazilian's effort.Suarez does brilliantly to turn Bruce, who brings the Uruguayan down and goes into the referee's book.Meyler now gives away another foul at the other end as Johnson receives a pass from Mignolet.Coutinho take the free kick and Suarez gets the ball in the back of the net, but the assistant has his flagged raised for offside almost immediately.Liverpool work the ball into the box, but Hull get it away, only to be penalised for a handball.Liverpool attempt to take a free kick quickly, but the referee pulls it back after an offside against Hull.Suarez attempts to chip McGregor from the edge of the area, but his effort is wide of the mark.Liverpool with possession in midfield.Huddlestone barges into the back of Suarez, but the referee waves play on. Hull go on to have a shot on goal, but Koren's effort bobbles on into Mignolet's grasp.The Liverpool forwards are looking a bit disjointed today. Not creating many chances just yet.Sagbo with a shot over the bar from outside the box after some neat play.Meyler brings down Aspas just outside the centre circle.Hull with the ball just inside the opposition half.We have yet to have a meaningful effort on goal from either side.Not a lot of touches on the ball for the Reds front three thus far. Their possession has been mostly in midfield.Hull doing well to restrict Liverpool so far.Mignolet easily gathers Huddlestone's effort from the set play.Lucas gives away a free kick on Koren.Liverpool with the ball on the far side.Free kick to Liverpool for a foul on Cissokho.Hull pressing very high up the pitch early on.Referee Craig Pawson gets us underway...Jack Hammond: As a Massive Liverpool supporter, I expect Liverpool to win. But I feel Hull will be coming to Anfield with confidence, after beating Liverpool first time round, and also with their massive win last week. 2-1 Liverpool, Suarez with both for Liverpool, and Huddlestone for Hull.Adrian Cocking: I predict a 4-0 to Liverpool just cant see Hull winning Suarez(2) Aspas(1) Sterling (1).Luke Murphy: Happy new year everyone! I think Liverpool should win today so I'm going with 4-1 to Liverpool. Suarez to get 3 and Aspas to get his first goal of the season. Come on you mighty redsNathan Forward: Just cant see Hull coming to Anfield and winning... 3-0 Liverpool... Suarez (2) and SterlingOllie Fishwick: Would much prefer to see Toure at the back in place of Skrtel, lately he's had some costly errors and eventually he will get pulled up for his foul play during set pieces.Cian Hughes: Happy New Year!! I'm a massive Liverpool fan and think this is a must win game. I'd be happy to get the first 3 points of the year! 4-0 to us! Suarez (3) and Coutinho.Hull City subs: Harper, Rosenior, Graham, Fryatt, Boyd, Faye, Quinn.Hull City starting XI: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Sagbo, Elmohamady.Liverpool subs: Jones, Rossiter, Kelly, Toure, Moses, Alberto, Gerrard.Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Aspas, Sterling, Suarez.Welcome to Anfield where Liverpool host Hull City in today's game. Can the Reds bounce back from back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, or will the Tigers build on their massive win over Fulham? Send your views / predictions for today's game to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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