16/17 Premier League Preview – Matchweek 6: Hull City (H)

16/17 Premier League Preview – Matchweek 6: Hull City (H)
September 22, 2016 Gary Fulcher
In Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

By Gary Fulcher, Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.

Liverpool’s second home game in front of that enormous new Main Stand is against Mike Phelan’s newly promoted Hull City, kick off 3pm Saturday (yes, Saturday 3pm!) UK time.

This will be the Reds’ 8th fixture of the season but only their second on home soil. The Tigers currently lie 12th in the table, three points behind Liverpool, with seven points from their five matches. They won their first two games, 2-1 at home against champions Leicester and 2-0 away at Swansea, before drawing 1-1 at Burnley and losing 1-0 at home to Man Utd and, last Saturday, 4-1 at home to Arsenal. Snodgrass with 4 and Diomande with 3 are the Tigers’ top scorers.

Hull last visited Anfield during the 2014/15 season and left with a 0-0 draw. They also kept a clean sheet against the Reds at Hull, winning 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

53-year-old Mike Phelan, caretaker boss since Steve Bruce’s departure in July and named Premier League manager of the month for August, says he has been offered the manager’s job at Hull City.

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Previous Results

English Division Two (old)
Date Home Score Away
06.11.1954 Liverpool 2-1 Hull City
26.03.1955 Hull City 2-2 Liverpool
27.08.1955 Liverpool 3-0 Hull City
24.12.1955 Hull City 1-2 Liverpool
29.08.1959 Liverpool 5-3 Hull City
02.01.1960 Hull City 0-1 Liverpool
English Premier League
Date Home Score Away
13.12.2008 Liverpool 2-2 Hull City
25.04.2009 Hull City 1-3 Liverpool
26.09.2009 Liverpool 6-1 Hull City
09.05.2010 Hull City 0-0 Liverpool
01.12.2013 Hull City 3-1 Liverpool
01.01.2014 Liverpool 2-0 Hull City
25.10.2014 Liverpool 0-0 Hull City
28.04.2015 Hull City 1-0 Liverpool

Match Officials

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: S Beck, A Garratt
Fourth official: S Attwell

Premier League Table


The words "Liverpool Football Club" are in the centre of a pennant, with flames either side. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" adorn the top of the emblem in a green design, "EST 1892" is at the bottom

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Loris Karius
2 England DF Nathaniel Clyne
3 France DF Mamadou Sakho
5 Netherlands MF Georginio Wijnaldum
6 Croatia DF Dejan Lovren
7 England MF James Milner (vice-captain)
10 Brazil MF Philippe Coutinho
11 Brazil FW Roberto Firmino
12 England DF Joe Gomez
13 Austria GK Alex Manninger
14 England MF Jordan Henderson (captain)
15 England FW Daniel Sturridge
16 Serbia MF Marko Grujić
17 Estonia DF Ragnar Klavan
18 Spain DF Alberto Moreno
No. Position Player
19 Senegal FW Sadio Mané
20 England MF Adam Lallana
21 Brazil MF Lucas Leiva (3rd captain)
22 Belgium GK Simon Mignolet
23 Germany MF Emre Can
25 England MF Cameron Brannagan
26 Portugal DF Tiago Ilori
27 Belgium FW Divock Origi
28 England FW Danny Ings
32 Cameroon DF Joël Matip
35 England MF Kevin Stewart
54 England MF Sheyi Ojo
56 England DF Connor Randall
68 Spain MF Pedro Chirivella

Liverpool players doubtful or unavailable:

S Ojo Back Injury September 24, 2016
J Gomez Calf/Shin Injury October 29, 2016

Hull City badge 2014

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Allan McGregor
2 England DF Moses Odubajo
3 Scotland DF Andrew Robertson
4 Northern Ireland DF Alex Bruce
5 England DF Harry Maguire
6 England DF Curtis Davies
7 Republic of Ireland MF David Meyler
8 England MF Tom Huddlestone
9 Uruguay FW Abel Hernández
10 Scotland MF Robert Snodgrass
11 England MF Sam Clucas
12 Slovakia GK Dušan Kuciak
14 England MF Jake Livermore
15 Scotland MF Shaun Maloney
16 Switzerland GK Eldin Jakupović
17 England MF James Weir
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Dieumerci Mbokani (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
19 England FW Will Keane
No. Position Player
20 Norway FW Adama Diomandé
21 England DF Michael Dawson (captain)
22 Norway MF Markus Henriksen (on loan from AZ Alkmaar)
23 Scotland GK David Marshall
25 England MF Ryan Mason
27 Egypt MF Ahmed Elmohamady
28 England DF Josh Tymon
29 England FW Jarrod Bowen
30 England MF Daniel Batty
31 Republic of Ireland DF Brian Lenihan
32 England FW Greg Luer
33 England FW Johan Ter Horst
34 England MF Ellis Barkworth
35 England GK Will Mannion
36 England MF Greg Olley
37 England DF Josh Clackstone
38 England DF Harvey Rodgers
39 England FW Ben Hinchliffe

Hull players doubtful or unavailable:

G Luer Knee Injury January 7, 2017
M Dawson Knee Ligaments October 15, 2016
M Odubajo Knee Injury No Return Date
A Bruce Achilles Injury No Return Date
B Lenihan Knee Surgery October 1, 2016
A McGregor Back Injury No Return Date

In addition, Jake Livermore received a red card in last weekend’s defeat against Arsenal so will be suspended.

Part 2 – by Daniel Rhodes

Distance Covered in the Premier League this season

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Radars – Attacking (Home) vs Defensive (Away)

Liverpool | Attacking Radar | 2011-16

  • First of all, how painful are those two attacking radars from 2014-15 and last season. Virtually identical with a slight improvement in 2015-16. Plenty of chances, but a really low amount of quality for a home side; especially when you compare that to the crazy 2013-14 season.
  • For reference, here is the best attacking radar for a home side, unfortunately it is the team that beat us to the title in 13-14…

Man City | 2013-14 | Home | Attacking

  • Below is the defensive radar, away from home, for Hull City from their previous two campaigns in the Premier League.
  • Impressive when it comes to not conceding errors on the ball, although that might be more because of a lack of possession.
  • They concede around 15 shots per game, we attempt around 19; so maybe the ‘expected shots’ is around 17 tomorrow (we shall see!).
  • Hull are also good at preventing big chances, so again – based purely on the data – we’ll create one or two quality openings tomorrow.

Hull City | 2013-15 | Away | Defensive

Tableau Team Stats:

Big Chances Comparison Dashboard

Shots on Target Comparison Dashboard

Defensive Dashboard (shots conceded)

Andrew Beasley’s Player Data:

Liverpool 2016/17 Premier League Chance Combinations & Shot Stats By @basstunedtored

Videos – Hull’s Goals Scored and Conceded:

Klopp’s Press Conference: