Make no mistake, tonight’s match against Hull is a must win for Liverpool.
If the Reds are to have any chance of clinching a Champions League qualification position, they must win their remaining five games, starting tonight with Hull.
After a brutal defeat to Everton last weekend, Manchester United have dropped to the fourth spot in the standings. With a win against Hull tonight, Liverpool can climb to within just four points of catching the Red Devils, who currently occupy the final Champions League position.
After Liverpool looked to be completely out of the Champions League race a week ago, they have been given a sliver of hope. It will take a near flawless run of games by Liverpool from here on out, along with help from United, to catch the Red Devils.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers understands the importance of tonight’s match stating, “We have a tough game away at Hull who had a good win at the weekend, but for us the idea is to go in and get the victory and apply as much pressure as we can to the teams above.”
Rodgers will be without striker Daniel Sturridge once again as he continues to be hampered by a nagging hip injury.
Liverpool will instead need to lean on the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson to bring the energy and passion as they go into KC Stadium looking to pull off a must win game against Hull.
If Liverpool are going to defy the odds and secure a Champions League position, the long road starts tonight at KC Stadium.