Football: Reds won't fail Hull test again says Rodgers

Football: Reds won't fail Hull test again says Rodgers
Liverpool's Suarez falls during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City at the KC stadium in Hull.

LIVERPOOL - Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will not repeat the costly mistakes from their last meeting with Hull when they face the Tigers at Anfield on Wednesday.

Rodgers's team suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat against Hull at the KC Stadium on December 1 after an error-strewn performance which saw Reds defender Martin Skrtel score an own goal.

But Rodgers remains confident that sloppy display was a one-off and he expects Liverpool to return to winning ways after damaging back-to-back defeats against fellow title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea in their last two matches.

"It's very simple - we are at home and we expect to win," Rodgers said.

"We were very disappointed in our performance level in the game there. We were nowhere near the standard we would expect, but you have to give credit to Hull - they exposed that on the day.

"But we aim to make sure that no matter what squad or team we put out, we don't make the same mistakes again because home games are vitally important for us.

"We know it's going to be like any other game at this level; a very tough game.

"They're coming off the back of a 6-0 victory (against Fulham) that doesn't happen too often when you're in the Premier League, especially when it's 0-0 at half-time. It was a terrific result."

Rodgers could welcome back captain Steven Gerrard for the match after he returned to training following a hamstring problem which has kept him on the sidelines since December 7.

However, Liverpool will definitely be without midfielder Joe Allen and centre-back Mamadou Sakho who both limped out of their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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