LIVERPOOL Reserves will make their final Halliwell Jones Stadium appearance of 2008 tonight, Tuesday, and are hoping a bigger turnout can help to cheer the team to success.

The Reds will play host to Hull City at Warrington Wolves’ den at 7pm and will be aiming to make a bigger impression than on their last home appearance in front of their lowest Halliwell Jones Stadium ‘gate’ of 455.

Gary Ablett was bitterly disappointed with his side’s display as they fell 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers 12 days ago, with Alan Judge scoring the winner from the penalty spot in the first half after a rash challenge on Aaron Doran by the Senegalese right back Emmanuel Mendy.

And then last Wednesday Liverpool fell to their sixth defeat in nine league games at Bolton Wanderers.

Ablett's men dominated the first half and took a 1-0 lead thanks to Krisztian Nemeth's first goal since returning to the side from injury.

Bolton lifted their performance after the break and Polish forward Ebi Smolarek struck twice in six minutes after the Reds' Daniel Ayala was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Chris Basham in the 62nd minute.

Champions Liverpool, who are third from bottom, will be looking for an improvement in the passing and width play against the basement team from Humberside.

Adult and concession tickets, £6 and £3, are available from Wolves’ shop or at the turnstiles.

A family ticket is £14 (two adults, two children) and is only available from the Wolfware shop.

* The Halliwell Jones Stadium pitch appears to be standing up to the rigours of winter better than last year.

The tough conditions and a first winter season of football took its toll on a pitch that was new in January 2007 after considerable drainage work.

By the time Warrington Wolves played at home to Harlequins last March the pitch resembled a quagmire.

Liverpool Reserves were forced to move their final two home games of the season, electing to play them at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.

Sterling efforts of the ground staff and remedial work that included sand-slitting returned the pitch to its former glorious state well before the end of Wolves' campaign.

Another harsh winter has set in and Liverpool Reserves have played four home games so far this season.

Although Ablett referred to the pitch being a little bobbly after their last home defeat to Blackburn, the picture below shows the lush look in comparison to last season.

A lighting rig, as seen in the picture, is helping to encourage growth of the grass in any areas that are showing some wear-and-tear - such as in the goal mouths.