Hull City 2 Liverpool 0 reaction and ratings: Marco Silva delighted with his Liverpool conquerors

Hull City manager Marco Silva
Hull City manager Marco Silva
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Hull boss Marco Silva hailed a growing belief within his squad that they can beat the drop but insisted he would not be getting carried away.

Hull stunned Liverpool 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, days after claiming a point at against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Oumar Niasse left a huge dent in Liverpool's title hopes with a late second

Oumar Niasse left a huge dent in Liverpool's title hopes with a late second

Silva said: "Of course I'm happy with our performance - my team showed a fantastic attitude and fantastic spirit, and the important thing is to keep focus and continue to take more points.

"We need to keep sight of our goal because we have only won three points and nothing more. But this shows the players that this is the right way and they can believe. This is important because when the players don't believe it is impossible."

New boys N'Diaye and Kamil Grosicki played a significant part in the Tigers' success and Silva admitted he had handed the pair their full debuts earlier than he might have wished.

They took their places in the starting line-up four days after completing deadline day deals along with Italian Andrea Ranocchia, who was only upgraded from the bench after Michael Dawson sustained a calf injury in the warm-up.

Jurgen Klopp embraces Marco Silva moments before full-time

Jurgen Klopp embraces Marco Silva moments before full-time

Silva added: "I would have preferred to give our new signings more time to work with the team but we didn't have the time.

"N'Diaye and Grosicki only worked with me for two days and normally I wouldn't put them in the first 11, but we need these players to improve our squad. Of course I know that in the next games they will improve like all the other players."

PLAYER RATINGS
HULL CITY
Eldin Jakupovic 7
Omar Elabdellaoui 6
Harry Maguire 7
Andrea Ranocchia 9
Andy Robertson 6
Kamil Grosicki 7
Tom Huddlestone 8
Alfred N'Diaye 8
Sam Clucas 6
Evandro 6
Abel Hernandez 7
Subs: Josh Tymon 6 (for Evandro, 62 minutes); Oumar Niasse 7 (for Hernandez, 65 minutes); David Meyler 6 (for Grosicki, 79 minutes)

LIVERPOOL
Simon Mignolet 6
Nathaniel Clyne 6
Joel Matip 6
Lucas Leiva 6
James Milner 6
Jordan Henderson 6
Emre Can 6
Adam Lallana 7
Sadio Mane 6
Roberto Firmino 7
Philippe Coutinho 6
Subs: Daniel Sturridge 5 (for Can, 67 minutes); Divock Origi 5 (for Lallana, 82 minutes); Alberto Moreno 5 (for Milner (82 minutes)