Liverpool will be hoping to beat Hull City on Tuesday and keep the pressure on Manchester UnitedReuters

Liverpool travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City as they look to close the gap between themselves and the fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

Although the Reds have been handed a life-line in their attempts to qualify for next season's Champions League, following United's 0-3 loss to Everton on Sunday, they are still seven points behind Louis van Gaal's side.

A win at West Brom on Saturday could have seen Liverpool reduce the deficit between themselves and the United to only five points, but they were only able to manage a goal-less draw against the Baggies.

Now Liverpool need to win all their remaining Premier League fixtures in order to put pressure on United, and Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel claims his side are "ready to fight for every single point."

"We have five more games to play and we are ready to fight for every single point," the Slovenian told Liverpool's official website. "We play against Hull City and we need to win this game in order to keep our chances of reaching Champions League alive."

Although the 30-year-old admits Liverpool will not have an easy time against the relegation threatened Hull City, he insists that his side have enough quality to get three points at the KC Stadium on Tuesday.

"It will not be easy because they are trying to avoid relegation and we must win this game. But I think we have the quality and we are ready to show it on the pitch."

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also echoed Skrtel's thoughts, insisting that the Reds will be looking for the victory despite admitting that 16th placed Tigers will be a formidable opponent on Tuesday.

"It will be a tough game away at Hull, they had a good result at the weekend," the Northern Irishman told the Reds' official website. "But for us the idea is to go in and see if we can get the victory and keep putting as much pressure as we possibly can on the teams above."

"We can only focus on ourselves but we saw last year lots of changes can take place in the last five games or so. We just have to be prepared to give everything to finish as high as we can."

Hull, meanwhile, will be looking to get a positive result against Liverpool as they are currently in a precarious position, hovering just above the drop zone with only 31 points in 33 matches.

After managing to pick up only two points from a possible 18 in their last six fixtures, the Tigers managed to record a much-needed 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

And now Hull need to continue recording wins if they want to remain in the Premier League next season.

With a top-four finish slipping out of Liverpool's grasp, Hull City boss Steve Bruce says that he is hoping that the Reds ease their foot off the pedal on Tuesday.

"For our sake, I hope that it works out that they come into this game thinking about their holidays," Bruce told the Daily Mirror.

However, he admits that it is unlikely to happen due to their being a lot of pressure on the big teams to perform in each and every fixture.

"But I am certainly not banking on it because there are always huge demands on the big teams to perform in every game."

"They've had some stick for not emulating what they did last season, when they were a whisker away from being crowned champions. So it might well be they'll want to come here and produce a performance."

Expected Line-ups:

Hull City: Harper, Brady, McShane, Dawson, Chester, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Aluko, N'Doye

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Can, Ibe, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 7:45pm BST (12:15pm IST, 2:45am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

The match will not be telecast in the UK, but the live audio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 3 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.

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