Outclassed in midweek by a Real Madrid side that shut up shop at half-time, there has been precious little time for Liverpool’s latest post-mortem to bear fruit.
Hull City are almost upon them and Steve Bruce’s men have been priced up at a derisory 6/1 for victory, which drastically underestimates their chances.
It’s just 9/20 that Liverpool see of their challenge, while parity come the final whistle can be backed at 13/4.
The Tigers of today are an altogether different proposition from the pragmatists of last season, thanks largely to the cutting edge provided by their summer signings.
Mohamed Diame and Abel Hernandez have seven goals between them, while the team as a whole has helped themselves to two in each of their last six outings.
Opposition of the class of Manchester City and Arsenal were punctured in that sequence.
Recent form suggests the Anfield outfit’s Swiss cheese backline aren’t about to bring the trend to an abrupt halt either, with just two clean sheets in their last 21 games and toothless QPR going to the well twice in their last Premier League fixture.
Meanwhile, the visiting defence will likely face a forward line that had to rely upon the Super Hoops’ generosity for the goals that saw them clear of an embarrassing defeat at Loftus Road.
Hull will know that they sunk a far more bright-eyed and bushy tailed Liverpool side than this one at the KC Stadium last season too.
It wasn’t bad going considering Luis Suarez was present and the Reds went on to win the following four games 5-1, 4-1, 5-0 and 3-1.
So generously priced for victory are the men from the land of the white telephone box that more pragmatic punters can back them merely to avoid defeat on Merseyside in bwin’s double-chance market at 17/10.