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Injury chasing Liverpool go against the odds to ‘loot’ Luton Town



Injury chasing Liverpool go against the odds to loot Luton Town

It was a very strange night for Liverpool in their bid for a second premier league title in Jurgen Klopp’s final season as the Reds battled a familiar foe in Luton Town. A strange night it was on all accounts, but the weather as an injury ravaged Liverpool side were left facing the herculean task of dismantling an opponent they remember all so well from a few months back at Kenilworth Road.

With at least 10-senior players sidelined on fitness issues, Jurgen Klopp’s men had to battle a high flying Luton Town whose presence in the premier league this season has created some upsets and disturbances to teams in the league.

Liverpool as it has most often been the case this season, started the first half full of dominance, but conceded first thanks to a quick counter finished by Chiedozie Ogbene to put Luton Town a goal up at the Reds’ home turf.

It was starting to look like a repeat of the Kenilworth Road affair where Liverpool had to battle Luton Town from a goal down after throwing lots of chances away to end up with a 1-1 draw thanks to Luis Diaz. And like that reverse fixture, Jurgen Klopp’s men held lots of possession, created lots of chances to level things up before the break but misses and mishaps from the team’s attacking front forced the Hatters to go into half-time with their lead intact.

Injury chasing Liverpool go against the odds to loot Luton Town

Luis Diaz had the most missed opportunities to get Liverpool the equalizer before the break, with the Colombian flunking chances despite getting into scoring positions to net what could have been a first half hattrick.

However, like the narratives has always been this season, the Reds needed nothing to fear but themselves, and returning from the half-time break, a different Liverpool side emerged to haunt the visitors.

The Skipper, Virgil van Dijk, via a cross from set piece by Alexis Mac Allister, was able to inspire the comeback, levelling the tides for Liverpool in the 56th minute. A second set piece strike from Mac Allister also provided another assist for Cody Gakpo to put the Reds ahead 2-minutes later.


2 Dutchmen, 2-goals all coming from an assist from one Argentine man. But the goals once they started coming, did not stop as the Reds went on to net 2 more on the night thanks to Luis Diaz whose redemption came on time to take the tie out of Luton’s reach.

Harvey Elliott was another player who needed a redemption, with his 90th minute strike sealing all 3-points for Liverpool to maintain their hold at the top of the table.

The Reds from chasing injuries, return to chasing a premier league title.