Hull claimed their first ever win over Liverpool as the visitors missed the chance to close on leaders Arsenal.

The hosts went ahead when Jake Livermore's shot took a wicked deflection off defender Martin Skrtel.

A precise free-kick from Steven Gerrard pulled Liverpool level but David Meyler capitalised on some poor defending to put the hosts back in front.

Nice to turn over Liverpool - Bruce

Luis Suarez fired wide but the Reds rarely threatened before Skrtel's headed own-goal ended their hopes.

The victory, Hull's first in 17 meetings with Liverpool, only partially distracted the home fans from their defiance in the face of owner Assem Allam's comments earlier in the day.

Allam had claimed that fans opposed to renaming the team Hull Tigers could "die as soon as they want" and the Egyptian-born businessman was in the stands to hear chants of "we know who we are" in response.

Disruption to Liverpool's own preparations came as striker Daniel Sturridge, scorer of nine league goals so this season, was ruled out for six to eight weeks earlier in the day.

His team-mates missed the focal point that the England striker provides as they enjoyed plenty of the ball, but Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling struggled to support lone striker Suarez.

Going back

Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho

After last weekend's 3-3 draw with Everton, today's result means Liverpool have conceded three or more goals in successive games for the first time since 1998. The Reds started the season with three successive clean sheets.

Hull's opener came as Moses ambitiously attempted to beat Ahmed Elmohamady in his own half and was dispossessed by the Egyptian.

As the visitors tried to readjust, Livermore neatly swapped passes with Meyler before his low shot turned from solid to unstoppable courtesy of a flick off the back of Skrtel's heels.

The visitors lacked the attacking edge of recent weeks, and Curtis Davies's foul on Jordan Henderson on the edge of the box seven minutes later immediately looked like their best chance of the match so far.

And so it proved as Gerrard swept the set-piece through a hole in the wall created by Skrtel and into the bottom corner.

A tame first-time strike from Suarez was the closest either side came to heading into the break ahead, although Yannick Sagbo's chasing and physicality unsettled the Liverpool backline on a couple of occasions.

As the visitors' passing game continued to break down in the attacking third, Hull grew into the second half with Davies's header going just wide before Skrtel was forced into a hurried clearance.

Hull 3-1 Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers bemoans Reds mistakes

Philippe Coutinho's introduction, after he had been unable to train during the week with an ankle injury, jump-started a spluttering Liverpool attack.

But moments after Moses had seen a close-range effort bravely saved by Allan McGregor, the Reds' creaking defence folded again.

Kolo Toure and Skrtel got in each other's way attempting a routine clearance and Hull were hungrier in their pursuit of the loose ball, David Meyler holding off Glen Johnson to plant a composed finish into the bottom corner.

Liverpool's attempt to take at least a point yielded few clear openings and the nearest they came was another free-kick as Suarez had McGregor scrambling.

Instead, after Sagbo and Elmohamady had both squandered one-on-one chances, Liverpool were outnumbered for a third time and Skrtel's despairing attempt to block could only turn Tom Huddlestone's scooped shot into his own net.

It completed a miserable afternoon for both the Slovak defender and his team.

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 11 Brady Booked (Boyd - 92' )
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 04 Bruce
  • 06 Davies Booked
  • 14 Livermore
  • 07 Meyler
  • 20 Sagbo (Graham - 90' )
  • 10 Koren (Rosenior - 66' )
  • 08 Huddlestone

Substitutes

  • 02 Rosenior
  • 05 Chester
  • 09 Graham
  • 17 Boyd
  • 18 Nagy
  • 22 Harper
  • 23 Faye

Liverpool

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Johnson
  • 38 Flanagan
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 04 Kolo Touré
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 31 Sterling (Coutinho - 66' )
  • 21 Lucas
  • 07 Suárez
  • 14 Henderson
  • 12 Moses (Luis Alberto - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Agger
  • 06 Luis Alberto
  • 09 Iago Aspas
  • 10 Coutinho
  • 17 Sakho
  • 24 Allen
Ref: Howard Webb
Att: 24,940

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

4 4

Corners

2 6

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hull City 3, Liverpool 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Liverpool 1.

90:00 +1:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. George Boyd replaces Robbie Brady.

90:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Meyler following a fast break.

89:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Danny Graham replaces Yannick Sagbo.

86:29 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Martin Skrtel, Liverpool. Hull City 3, Liverpool 1.

86:27

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

85:56

Attempt saved. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

82:29

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

81:35

Luis Suárez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:35

Foul by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

77:32

Foul by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).

77:32

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:20

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

76:20

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:18

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

73:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Luis Alberto replaces Victor Moses.

73:07

Foul by Victor Moses (Liverpool).

73:07

Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 2, Liverpool 1. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

71:06

Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:33

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).

70:33

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:10

Attempt saved. Victor Moses (Liverpool) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

69:39

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68:42

Foul by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).

68:42

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:24

Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:24

Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).

67:49

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Victor Moses.

67:04

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

65:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Robert Koren.

65:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Philippe Coutinho replaces Raheem Sterling.

60:55

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross following a set piece situation.

60:08

Foul by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).

60:08

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:47

Foul by Victor Moses (Liverpool).

56:47

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:09

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

56:09

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:44

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Robert Koren.

54:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54:09

Delay in match Robbie Brady (Hull City) because of an injury.

52:14

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:14

Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).

50:20

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

49:59

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:59

Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

48:06

Foul by Glen Johnson (Liverpool).

48:06

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:13

Foul by Victor Moses (Liverpool).

47:13

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:48

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kolo Touré.

45:00

Second Half begins Hull City 1, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hull City 1, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt blocked. Kolo Touré (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

45:00 +0:03

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by David Meyler.

44:35

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

43:44 Booking

Booking Robbie Brady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

43:35

Robbie Brady (Hull City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

42:43

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:43

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

42:30

Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

41:11

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

37:51

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

37:51

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:41

Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:38

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

29:38

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:56

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

27:52

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

27:52

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 1, Liverpool 1. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

24:55 Booking

Booking Curtis Davies (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:52

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:52

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

19:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 1, Liverpool 0. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Meyler.

19:01

Hand ball by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

16:39

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:39

Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

15:00

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Bruce with a cross following a corner.

14:30

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jon Flanagan.

12:17

Offside, Hull City. Yannick Sagbo tries a through ball, but Robert Koren is caught offside.

9:50

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).

9:50

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:19

Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

7:07

Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:07

Foul by Robert Koren (Hull City).

6:34

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

4:51

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

3:48

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).

3:48

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:14

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

2:22

Offside, Hull City. Maynor Figueroa tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

1:02

Hand ball by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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