Looking to get back on track in the friendly confides of Anfield, Liverpool host Hull (watch live online via NBC Sports Live Extra) with Brendan Rodgers’ side aiming to rack up yet another home win.
But Hull have already shown how good they are this season after already beating Liverpool 3-1 at the KC Stadium, and plenty of other scalps along the way.
Liverpool lost two tight games away at title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period, as the Reds came up short when it mattered most. After those defeats they now sit six points off top spot, so they desperately need a win to keep the pressure up on the sides above them. Another masterclass from Luis Suarez would go a long way.
In team news Liverpool have captain Steven Gerrard on the bench, while Iago Aspas comes into the staring lineup.
While Hull’a manager Steve Bruce makes two changes as his son Alex Bruce and David Meyler come in for Liam Rosenior and George Boyd.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Aspas, Sterling, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Rossiter, Kelly, Toure, Moses, Alberto, Gerrard
Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Sagbo, Elmohamady. Subs:Harper, Rosenior, Graham, Fryatt, Boyd, Faye, Quinn