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Hull City interim manager Mike Phelan admits that the game against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday will be a difficult one for his side.
Newcomers Hull have picked up seven points in five games, sitting in 12th place heading into the weekend. With Liverpool on a hot streak, coming off wins over Chelsea and Leicester, Phelan said that it will be a very tough game for his team.
“Every game is a challenge and an opportunity to get something from. Saturday will be no different,” Phelan said.
“Liverpool are firing on all cylinders this season, and it has all the ingredients of a fantastic football match. Hopefully we can learn from what happened in the Arsenal defeat [last weekend], take it into the match on Saturday and give Liverpool a game.
“[The win against Stoke] was a great opportunity to give debuts to all those players, to see what they had and can bring to this team.
“They’ve done a good job. It’s a settling in period still for them. There are big games ahead, the squad will be used, it’s just a case now of finding the right balance and getting the players in who can perform for this football club.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is trying to make sure that his side doesn’t get complacent after a few good results.
“Nothing has happened until now,” Klopp said. “We’ve only played five league games plus two cup games,” Klopp said.
“We need to find stability and create solutions for each situation. We are still working on that.
“We need to be ready for each game. There’s no time to look for excuses. We want to perform. We have the biggest expectation from ourselves.”