Liverpool were held by Hull City at Anfield in the English Premier League in a 0-0 draw on Saturday. The Reds were desperate to get back on track after a thrashing in midweek by Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League. An early delay in the sixth minute of the match occurred because of an injury to Emre Can.
The hosts were the first to attack even though a header from Dejan Lovren was blocked. A second attempt from Lovren was also blocked. An injury to Ahmed Elmohamady saw the game delayed yet again.
When play resumed, Mario Balotteli’s right footed shot was saved. A quick run to the other side of the field and Mohamed Diame’s header missed the post to the right. With a few more dashes back and forth the teams still could not score.
The first booking of the game came in the 40th minute when Tom Huddlestone was given a yellow card for a bad foul. After Jake Livermore’s attempt was saved Diame headed back to the home goal but he missed to the right.
Huddlestone tried to score The Tigers before the end of the first-half but his attempt was saved. The first 45 minutes ended goalless as the teams headed to the locker rooms. The second stanza was on fire as Brendan Rodgers’ side were fighting for the elusive opener.
They played more of an attacking game and they managed to get the ball to the goal but with no luck when it came to actually netting. Balotteli was yellow-carded for a bad foul before Steven Gerard, Raheem Sterling and the Italian showed great team work as they created more chances but no goals were scored. The game ended with a 0-0 score line on a disappointing day for the hosts.