Result: Liverpool, Hull City ends goalless

The Premier League clash between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield ends goalless.

Liverpool and Hull City have failed to break the deadlock in their match as this afternoon's Premier League clash at Anfield finished 0-0.

Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Seven minutes into the game, Raheem Sterling appeared to have been felled inside the Tigers' box, but the referee turned down appeals for a penalty.

Moments later, Steven Gerrard's corner fell to Dejan Lovren, but his header was cleared off the line by Ahmed Elmohamady, who injured himself in the process.

The Reds pressure continued as Mario Balotelli forced a good save out of Hull third-choice goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic just before the quarter-hour mark, following a smart pass from Sterling.

In the 25th minute, Emre Can drove forward before attempting to reach Balotelli with a pass, but the ball proved too far ahead for the Italian to latch on to, with Jakupovic claiming with ease.

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool is challenged by James Chester of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Chances became at a premium in the latter stages of the first half, with Adam Lallana and Joe Allen connecting well just after the half-hour mark, but the former lost his footing inside the box to kill off the move.

The second half began in lively fashion, with Sterling proving a handful on the wing and Liverpool's midfield weaving together some good passes, but Hull's defence was able to repel the bulk of those chances.

Just before the hour, Abel Hernandez was able to control the ball well and fire a shot at goal after beating two Reds defenders, but Simon Mignolet was able to grab the sphere with both hands.

At the other end, Gerrard attempted a shot from distance, but it failed to trouble the Tigers keeper as it bobbled wide of the post.

In the 63rd minute, Balotelli missed a great chance when Sterling's flick floated beyond Jakupovic, but the 24-year-old was unable to head the ball into the back of the net.

The game appeared to peter out towards the latter stages, with concrete chances at a premium. Philippe Coutinho was played in by Gerrard in the 78th minute, but the subsequent effort failed to trouble the Hull keeper.

With just five minutes left, another penalty shout for Liverpool arose when Balotelli was felled in the box, but again, the referee waved away the appeals.

In a cruel twist of fate, Balotelli had a golden chance to seal the win in dramatic fashion right at the death, but Coutinho's ball into the box, requiring the simplest of tap-ins, stayed out despite the Italian being three yards out.

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool is challenged by James Chester of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on October 25, 2014
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