Liverpool made it four wins in a row in all competitions with a comfortable 5-1 Premier League victory over 10-man Hull City on Saturday.
Goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Sadio Mane and a stunning Philippe Coutinho strike were enough to see off Mike Phelan’s side, who played for more than an hour at Anfield with depleted ranks after Ahmed Elmohamady was dismissed.
Liverpool, who followed up their 2-1 win at Chelsea with a 3-0 EFL Cup victory at Derby County this week, made their most of some early dominance when Lallana steered in Coutinho’s pass after 17 minutes.
Hull suffered a 4-1 loss to Arsenal in their last league game, in which Jake Livermore was sent off for a handball, and it was a painful case of deja vu when referee Andre Marriner issued Elmohamady a straight red card for blocking Coutinho’s shot near the goalline with his arm.
Milner tucked away the penalty before Mane’s crisp finish made it 3-0, and though David Meyler grabbed a lifeline early in the second half, Coutinho struck almost immediately afterwards to restore Liverpool’s three-goal advantage.
Jurgen Klopp’s side capped a dominant display after Daniel Sturridge won a dubious penalty, allowing Milner to dispatch his second spot-kick of the match and move Liverpool above rivals Everton in the top four on goal difference.
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