Hull are seen as 9/2 outsiders for their league game against Liverpool as both sides look to give their season aims a much needed boost with a win at the KC Stadium.
Although Liverpool and Hull have completely opposite goals for the season, both sides know that a win would give them a tremendous opportunity to get one step closer to achieving them at the end of the season.
Newly-promoted Hull have enjoyed a good start to life back in the Premier League season and the relegation candidates find themselves in 13th with a four point cushion over the relegation zone.
, Steve Bruce is going to be forced into making some defensive changes after finding out that Irish centre-back Paul McShane suffered a torn hamstring in last week’s lost to Crystal Palace.
With McShane’s defensive partner Curtis Davies also not fully fit, there has been much speculation as to who will feature in the backline with Alex Bruce expected to start alongside a recovering Davies.
There will be some good news though for The Tigers as James Chester will likely make the squad for the first since September although the absences of Sone Aluko and Stephen Quinn will still be felt upfront.
Liverpool are still hot on the trail of leaders Arsenal and The Reds will be keen to get a win and restore the gap between the two side to just four points.
The good news for Brendan Rogers is that top scorer Daniel Sturridge will be back in the side this week after he missed last week’s draw against Everton due to a lack of fitness.
Sturridge will once again partner Luis Suarez in attack whilst the likes of Lucas and Coutinho will be out to provide support for one of the most effective striking partnerships in all of the Premier League.
With Jose Enrique still out injured, there is some debate to who will fill the left-back position with young replacement Jack Flanagan being heavily scrutinized by Brendan Rogers.
Many Liverpool fans will be quietly confident going into the clash knowing that their side has never lost to Hull having remained unbeaten in all 16 games between the two clubs.
Despite these facts all pointing to a Liverpool win, Hull will be keen to get a result from a game as both sides look to get into a good position with the Christmas rush just around the corner.