Tigers maul sorry Reds
Hull spoiled Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson's Liverpool debuts with an impressive 3-0 win at the KC Stadium.
Last Updated: 23/07/11 5:48pm
Hull City spoiled Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson's Liverpool debuts with an impressive 3-0 win at the KC Stadium.
England duo Downing and Henderson were handed their first outings for Liverpool since their big-money arrivals from Aston Villa and Sunderland respectively, but it was not an occasion to remember.
Fellow new signing Alexander Doni also made his debut for Kenny Dalglish's side, but he was beaten twice before the break.
Hull broke the deadlock on 21 minutes with a superb strike from on-loan Manchester United youngster Robbie Brady.
The home side doubled their lead 13 minutes later when Slovenian international Robert Koren found the net after working a one-two with Aaron McLean.
Dalglish made 11 changes at the break as he tries to get his squad fit for the new season with Henderson and Downing making their bows.
Downing went close to scoring two minutes after his introduction when he saw his shot superbly saved by Hull keeper Adriano Basso.
Hull added a third just before the hour when Jay Simpson scored from close-range to condemn Liverpool to their first defeat of pre-season.