Luis Diaz came off the bench to salvage a point for Liverpool with a stoppage-time goal on an emotional Premier League return at Luton.
Diaz’s father remains missing after his parents were kidnapped in Colombia, and the forward lifted his shirt to show a message of “freedom for papa” after heading in Harvey Elliott’s cross five minutes into added time.
It was a poignant and remarkable conclusion to a contest in which Luton had appeared on course for a deserved first league win of the season at Kenilworth Road and a first victory over the Reds since February 1991.
Substitute Tahith Chong had steered the hosts in front from Issa Kabore’s cross after a superb counter-attack with 10 minutes of the regulation 90 remaining.
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- 13NakambaBooked at 44mins
- 30TownsendSubstituted forChongat 61′minutes
- 7OgbeneSubstituted forBrownat 79′minutes
- 9MorrisSubstituted forAdebayoat 75′minutes
- 4van Dijk
- 2GomezSubstituted forTsimikasat 67′minutes
- 38GravenberchSubstituted forDíazat 83′minutes
- 10Mac AllisterBooked at 54mins
- 8SzoboszlaiSubstituted forElliottat 66′minutes
- 20JotaSubstituted forGakpoat 66′minutes
- Andy Madley
Match ends, Luton Town 1, Liverpool 1.
Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Liverpool 1.
Attempt saved. Issa Kaboré (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Hand ball by Tahith Chong (Luton Town).
Foul by Luis Díaz (Liverpool).
Tahith Chong (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Luton Town 1, Liverpool 1. Luis Díaz (Liverpool) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Harvey Elliott with a cross.
Offside, Luton Town. Jacob Brown tries a through ball, but Elijah Adebayo is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Alexis Mac Allister.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury Issa Kaboré (Luton Town).
Foul by Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool).
Issa Kaboré (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kostas Tsimikas with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Issa Kaboré.
Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ross Barkley (Luton Town).
Foul by Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool).
Jacob Brown (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.