LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 24, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL swept aside Hull City in confident and ruthless fashion, beating them 5-1 in front of Big Anfield.

Pre-match: As expected Loris Karius started in goal, though Ragnar Klavan was also given a start — with Dejan Lovren suffering from a viral infection — and Daniel Sturridge had to settle for a place on the bench, having only returned to training late in the week.

17: Liverpool made the breakthrough after a spell of sustained pressure, as Adam Lallana poked home from close range after Phil Coutinho had split through a parting Hull defence to make it 1-0.

29: Things got worse for the away side after a red card for Ahmed Elmohamady and a penalty for Liverpool as he hand-balled a Coutinho shot on the line.

30: The Reds doubled their lead as James Milner converted from the penalty spot.

36: The third goal came for Liverpool as Sadio Mane is played in by Lallana, after a lovely turn, and he slotted into the bottom corner.

Half-time: The away side go into the interval licking their wounds after taking a hammering from Jürgen Klopp’s side in the first half, compounded by the sending off of Elmohamady.

50: Milner’s poor touch led to a corner and the resulting ball into the box fell to David Meyler who powered home. Another gift.

52: An instant replay from the Reds and it was a trademark screamer from Coutinho, who blammed it into the far corner from distance.

71: Andrew Robertson brought down Daniel Sturridge, just after he had came onto the field, and Milner once again tucked the penalty home. 5-1.

Full-time: The Reds are still magic, and showed they’re not really arsed whether you want to come and park the bus at our place. We’ll just tear your bus apart. All the best.