Liverpool midfield duo Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum are expected to return, having been rested for Tuesday’s EFL Cup win over Derby.
Daniel Sturridge also missed that victory and remains a fitness doubt.
Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is available again after serving a one-match suspension.
Record signing Ryan Mason is one of six summer signings in contention for their first league starts after playing in the midweek EFL Cup win at Stoke.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Alan Green: “While Manchester City’s 100% success record so far is rightly attracting attention, it’s the sheer excitement generated by Liverpool’s football, that aberration at Burnley aside, that’s drawing envious eyes from everywhere.
“The first-half display at Chelsea set the standard that Jurgen Klopp wants to see repeated against all opponents, no matter the competition. If it is, then the top four is certainly achievable. Who knows…the title itself?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “We should not care about the name of the opponent. It is not easier against Hull. Why should it be easier?
“When we can win against teams which people think are stronger than we are, why can’t a team which people think are weaker than us have the opportunity to win?”
Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan on his six full debutants in the EFL Cup: “It was a great opportunity to give debuts to all those players, to see what they had and can bring to this team.
“They’ve done a good job. It’s a settling in period still for them. There are big games ahead, the squad will be used, it’s just a case now of finding the right balance and getting the players in who can perform for this football club.”
If Liverpool play as well as they can do against Hull, they will win – it won’t matter how many men Hull put behind the ball, because they will engineer some space.