Tigers ace back for Reds' trip
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Hull midfielder Jake Livermore returns to contention for the Premier League game at Liverpool following suspension.
Livermore, a makeshift centre-half in the Tigers' first five league games, missed the midweek 2-1 EFL Cup win at Stoke due to a one-game ban and caretaker boss Mike Phelan must decide whether to recall him or retain Harry Maguire alongside skipper Curtis Davies.
New signings Ryan Mason, Markus Henriksen, David Marshall, Will Keane, James Weir and Dieumerci Mbokani all started on Wednesday night and will be hoping to make their first league starts at Anfield.
Phelan is confident his players can recapture their top form which helped them pick up seven points so far this season as they go to Anfield on the back of a 4-1 drubbing against Arsenal in their previous league game at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday.
He said in his pre-match press conference: "We've done well so far and the players have put a lot of effort in. It would be a shame to throw that away now by not performing.
"There's no expectation on us on Saturday. It's about the players going out there and enjoying taking on a Liverpool team that looks fantastic at the moment.
"All of the ingredients are there for it to be a competitive football match. It's about how we perform because we can't do anything about how Liverpool prepare or set up.
"We're in that process of learning lessons against the big teams at the moment and there were a few lessons to learn from the game against Arsenal last weekend.
"We need to take those into the game on Saturday and give Liverpool a good game."