Hull City

Sep 282016
Phelan: Liverpool are up there with the best - Liverpool 5, Hull 1

Following Liverpool’s convincing 5-1 victory at home to Hull City, managers Jurgen Klopp and Mike Phelan were in agreement that Liverpool are currently playing some of the best football in the division. Two penalties from James Milner, plus goals from Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, and the excellent Adam Lallana gave the home side the win. Embed from Getty Images “The first half was brilliant,” said Liverpool boss Klopp. “That’s how football should be if you are able to do it.” “I think it was the best game of counter-pressing we’ve played until now,” added the German who’s well known for continue reading

Apr 282015
Hull City 1, Liverpool 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Hull City 1, Liverpool 0 KC Stadium, Hull (24,843) Aston Villa scorer: Dawson 37′ Simon Mignolet – 6.5 Well positioned to save from N’Doye early on, and made two good saves later in the half. Could be seen grinning after clearing out a couple of players as he came to punch a cross. Man of The Match for this reason. Emre Can – 6 Martin Skrtel – 5.5 Dejan Lovren – 6 Glen Johnson – 5.5 Made an excellent foray forward right at the end of the first half, but his dangerous cross into the box couldn’t be pounced upon by any continue reading

Oct 252014
Liverpool 0, Hull City 0 - LFC Tactics & Player Ratings

Liverpool 0, Hull City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,591) Man of the Match Vote [yop_poll id=”4″] Tactics Mario Balotelli continued as the lone striker, with Joe Allen and Emre Can making up the midfield pair ahead of Steven Gerrard. Hull allowed Gerrard more space to get forward, especially later on in the game. Lallana and Sterling struggled for space out wide, leaving Balotelli isolated up front. The only penetration came from the runs of Can in midfield, and the overlapping full-backs.  Starting XI The substitutions on 61 minutes saw Mario Balotelli move to the left, with Rickie Lambert becoming the focal point continue reading

Jan 012014
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Liverpool 2, Hull City 0

Liverpool 2, Hull City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 44,627) Liverpool scorers: Agger (36), Suarez (50) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Didn’t have a save to make. Passing out from the back was good, boasting an 88% pass completion rate. Glen Johnson – 5.5 An improvement on the last game, but still nowhere near his best. Martin Skrtel – 7 A commanding performance from the Slovakian centre back. *Daniel Agger – 7.5 Was as solid as Skrtel in defence, and scored Liverpool’s vital first goal from a Coutinho corner. Aly Cissokho – 7 A good contribution from the French full back, continue reading

Dec 012013
Liverpool Player Ratings & Tactics - Hull City 3, Liverpool 1

Hull City 3, Liverpool 1 KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull (Att: 24,940) Liverpool scorer: Gerrard (27) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Let in three goals for the second game running, but was let down by those in front of him yet again. Couldn’t do anything about any of the goals. Glen Johnson – 5 Another poor performance from the right back who offered nothing going forward when Liverpool desperately needed attacking outlets. Didn’t contribute much to the defence, and was sloppy in possession in vital areas. Kolo Toure – 5.5 Made a couple of good tackles and interventions, but everything seemed continue reading

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