Liverpool v Hull - Saturday 15:00
Liverpool have been tarred with the brush of inconsistency, but might just have turned a corner in the last couple of weeks after convincing victories over Leicester, Chelsea and Derby. Summer addition Saido Mane has hit the ground running and is causing opposition defences havoc, whilst also showing great energy when pressing, which will have satisfied Jurgen Klopp immensely. However, this has been a team effort and the quick incisive forwards moves Klopp was brought in to produce were executed perfectly against Chelsea last time out. Indeed, with Loris Karius returning from a broken hand this may well and truly be Klopp’s team now.
Hull were only a goal down after 40 mins and still in the game when Livermore was somewhat harshly sent off against Arsenal last week. The Gunners are specialists in beating the smaller teams though, who can’t handle their swift passing, and they won’t be the only side to get swept away when Wenger’s men are on form. However, with Liverpool increasingly impressive it’s hard to see anything other than a home win here.
Hull have never won at Anfield and with the hosts hitting top form this seems unlikely to change here. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine home matches and have scored 19 goals in seven games across all competitions so far this season. Whilst they look set to tear the Tigers apart, as with any Klopp team there always lurks a sense that there could be a defensive error or two, so expect plenty of goals in this encounter. We’re backing Liverpool/Over 3.5 goals at 2.65.