Hull City vs. Liverpool: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 1, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Robbie Brady of Hull in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Birmingham City and Hull City at St Andrews (stadium) on July 27, 2013 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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After a relatively disappointing month, Liverpool will try to start December off with a bang to help keep pace with Arsenal on top of the table.

The club only had three matches in November, which resulted in only four points. The squad was fortunate to earn a draw against Everton with a late strike by Daniel Sturridge after the club gave up the lead twice.

However, they now have a chance to get three points against Hull City, which have been struggling immensely lately. The squad has lost four of its past five English Premier League matches, with the only win coming against last-place Sunderland.

Each side will look to make up ground in the table with a victory, which will make this battle exciting from beginning to end.


When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. ET; 2 p.m. GMT

Where: KC Stadium, Hull, England

Watch: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Odds (via SkyBet): Liverpool (4-7), Hull City (5-1), Draw (3-1)


Top Storyline: Can Liverpool Regain Focus Defensively?

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Martin Skrtel of Liverpool tackles Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on November 2, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Ge
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At the beginning of the season, it seemed as though Liverpool could have one of the top defenses in the league. After starting the year with three 1-0 victories, though, they have only clean sheets since.

Injuries to Daniel Agger and Jose Enrique hurt the club a bit, although Agger has struggled even when on the pitch. Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho have been better, but they can each be inconsistent, especially when they start committing fouls.

Either way, manager Brendan Rodgers will have to figure out who his best four defenders are and figure out a plan to stop an opposing attack.

Additionally, it would not hurt for the midfield to do a better job of controlling possession in order to limit opportunities on the other end. No matter what happens, the unit will certainly have to improve upon the performance at Everton when three goals went passed Simon Mignolet


Prediction: Liverpool 2, Hull City 0

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Lives
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Despite the recent defensive struggles, Liverpool should be able to keep Hull off the scoresheet in this one. The squad is one of only five teams yet to reach double-digit goals in the EPL, and only once has it tallied at least two goals in a match. 

Even if Liverpool make mistakes defensively, Hull are not aggressive enough to take advantage of it, and few players on the roster of the finishing ability to get the ball beyond the goalkeeper.

On the other side, Sturridge and Luis Suarez should continue their strong level of play to remain one of the top duos in England. With Steven Gerrard creating opportunities in the middle of the pitch, it would not be surprising if both forwards score a goal.

Liverpool should be able to earn an easy victory on the road to remain in second place in the league.


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