It was all smiles for Hull city as they convincingly claimed their first ever win against Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool blew their chance to narrow the gap between them and Arsenal, and is now fourth on the EPL table.
Hull City went ahead in the 20th minute when Victor Moses carelessly lost the ball in Liverpool’s half. Egyptian, Ahmed Elmohamady stole the ball for him, and Jake Livermore’s shot was deflected in by Martin Skrtel to pull Hull city up by a goal.
Liverpool tried getting back into the game but they did not pose any threat for much of the first half, except for a well taken free kick by Steven Gerrard that went in the bottom right corner. The closest Liverpool came to scoring again in the first half was through a strike from Suarez that did not find the net.
Brendan Rodgers made some changes in the second half that improved Liverpool’s passing game, as he brought in Philippe Coutinho who was out injured. Coutinho’s introduction definitely jump-started Liverpool’s attack, but did not yield any goals. Victor Moses had a chance to put Liverpool ahead but his effort was saved by Allan McGregor and a few minutes later Liverpool’s defense was exposed as David Meyler took advantage of bad communication between Liverpool defenders, Kolo Toure and Skrtel to put Hull City ahead 2-1.
It only got worse for Liverpool and Skrtel. First the Liverpool defender deflected a goal into his own net in the 20th minute, then he scored an own goal in the 86th minute to seal the victor for Hull City. With this loss, Liverpool has gone two games without a win and conceded three goals in each game for a total of six. Liverpool will host Norwich on Wednesday December 4th, and hopefully with a win remain in the race for the EPL title.