Liverpool failed to score at Anfield for the second straight game as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli after the 0-0 draw with Hull and vowed to stick with the striker.
Matt Le Tissier said Liverpool look a different team to the one they were last year after their 0-0 draw with Hull.
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Manchester United take on leaders Chelsea on Super Sunday, while Liverpool welcome Hull City to Anfield on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his under-fire team to improve on the defensive side of the game.
Steve Bruce has leapt to the defence of Mario Balotelli, saying the striker appears to be "a bit of a whipping boy".
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