Match facts ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Luton

Luton boss Rob Edwards has reported no new fitness concerns.

Amari’i Bell, Reece Burke, Mads Andersen, Dan Potts, Luke Berry, Jordan Clarke and Albert Sambi Lokonga are still unavailable.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Luis Diaz is continuing to train but is unsure if the winger is ready to play as he awaits news of his father, who has been kidnapped in Colombia.

Andy Robinson, Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic remain sidelined.


Luton’s last win against Liverpool was by 3-1 on Kenilworth Road’s artificial pitch in February 1991. Iain Dowie scored twice against the Reds, who were playing under caretaker Ronnie Moran following the resignation of Kenny Dalglish a day earlier.

That is the Merseysiders’ only defeat in the past 10 meetings in all competitions (W5, D4).

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The Hatters’ total of five points from 10 games is the worst start in their league history (based on three points for a win).

The two previous sides to earn five points or fewer from the opening 10 fixtures of their debut Premier League season were Swindon in 1993 and Bolton in 1995, both of whom went on to finish bottom.

Luton are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, conceding 20 goals in 10 league matches, with their most recent top-flight shut-out (and home win) coming in a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa in April 1992, when Brian Stein and Mark Pembridge scored.

Six of their nine Premier League goals this season have come in the final 10 minutes – only Arsenal, with seven, have netted more prior to the latest round of fixtures.


Their only defeat in the past 21 league matches was 2-1 at Tottenham in September (W14, D6).

However, the Reds have lost each of their last two Premier League games away to newly-promoted opposition: Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth last season.

Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous six top-flight away fixtures, conceding a total of 11 goals.

The Merseysiders are vying to become the first club to score a Premier League goal at all 61 stadia used in the division.

Diogo Jota has not ended on the losing side in any of the 40 Premier League matches he has scored in (W33, D7), a record bettered by only Gabriel Jesus (57), James Milner (54) and Darius Vassell (46).

Darwin Nunez has been involved in seven goals in his last seven league appearances, scoring four and setting up three.