Liverpool enter half time 1-0 deal following Alfred N’Diaye’s close range finish after the Reds failed to deal with a corner.
Hull’s new signing pounced on some dreadful defending to beat Simon Mignolet to the ball and put the home side into the lead heading into the break.
Jurgen Klopp’s men had an admittedly uncertain claim for a penalty turned down early on when Roberto Firmino’s deflected strike hit the arm of Andrew Robertson.
It would have been a harsh call in all fairness but a welcomed break for the Reds in what was been a disappointing first half.
The attacking quartet of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho is yet to rekindle the kind of connection that saw them drive Liverpool to a great start to the season.
Klopp will be demanding more from his men following the interval having seen his side fail to create enough chances or test Eldin Jakupović in the Hull goal anywhere near as much as he would have liked.
Penalty or not? Let us know what you think…
— Liverpool Gifs (@LFCGif) February 4, 2017