In a thrilling encounter, Luis Diaz emerged as Liverpool’s savior, scoring a dramatic injury-time equalizer to secure a 1-1 draw away at Luton Town in the Premier League on Sunday.
Stepping off the bench, the Colombian connected with Harvey Elliott’s cross in the 95th minute, heading the ball into the net at Kenilworth Road and earning the Reds a valuable point.
The hosts had taken the lead in the 80th minute when substitute Tahith Chong finished off a counter-attack.
Team News: Joe Gomez, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Mohamed Salah were the only players to retain their positions in the starting XI from the midweek Carabao Cup tie at AFC Bournemouth.
Lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez (Tsimikas, 66), Mac Allister, Szoboszlai (Elliott, 66), Gravenberch (Diaz, 83), Jota (Gakpo, 66), Salah, Nunez.
Unused Subs: Kelleher, Endo, Matip, Doak, Quansah.
First Half: The match started openly, with both teams exchanging early chances. Nunez hit the woodwork after an excellent ball from Alexander-Arnold, while Ross Barkley tested Alisson.
Liverpool began to control the game, with Gravenberch’s run leading to a save from Jota, but Barkley missed a chance for Luton before the break.
Second Half: The early second-half phases saw limited goalmouth action, but Alisson had to be sharp to claim Kabore’s low delivery. Alexander-Arnold and Luton had chances before Chong opened the scoring.
Liverpool pressed on, with Diaz’s late header securing the draw. Alisson made a crucial save in the final moments, ensuring Liverpool left with a point.
The thrilling encounter showcased Liverpool’s perseverance and Diaz’s heroics, maintaining their competitive edge in the Premier League.