Liverpool returned to winning ways on New Year’s Day by beating Hull City 2-0 at Anfield, and moved back in to the top four of the Premier League in the process.
Daniel Agger put the Reds in front on thirty-six minutes before Luis Suarez doubled the hosts advantage in superb style with his twentieth goal of the season five minutes after the break.
Liverpool have been handed an fitness boost ahead of their New Year’s Day clash with Hull City with both Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge likely to return to first team action ahead of schedule, the Mirror understands.
Reds’ skipper Gerrard has been out for the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, while Sturridge was injured in training back in November and despite reports suggesting that they would be absent until around mid-January, they could make the match day squad for tomorrow’s match at Anfield, where Brendan Rodgers’ men are aiming to bounce back from two straight defeats.
Meanwhile, the Liverpool manager has played down links between the club and Barcelona forward Cristian Tello, according to the Independent.
The Spain international has regularly been linked with a move to Anfield in 2013, with him struggling to hold down a first team place with the La Liga champions.
The 22 year old has started two league games this season, with most of his appearances coming as a substitute, while his only goal came in a cameo appearance against Celtic in the Champions League.
Rodgers has insisted that no deals are imminent, though the club are working to identify targets as they attempt to get their top four challenge back on track.
Liverpool have slipped to fifth place in the Premier League after losing 2-1 at Chelsea – their second defeat in three days.
The Reds took the lead on three minutes through Martin Skrtel, before goals from top scorer Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o swung the game in favour of the hosts before the break, and that is how the score remained.
Liverpool have fallen to fourth place in the Premier League after suffering a shock 3-1 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon.
The hosts took the lead on twenty minutes through Jake Livermore, whose shot took a mean deflection off Reds defender Martin Skrtel.
Liverpool head to Hull City on Sunday afternoon hoping to close the gap between them and leaders Arsenal.
The Gunners face Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon, and any slip up from the early season pace setters will give both Liverpool, and Chelsea in third place the chance to capitalise.
An 89th minute equaliser from substitute Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in a thrilling 221st Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League.
Philippe Coutino put the visitors ahead on five minutes before Kevin Mirallas drew Everton level just three minutes later.