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Luton Town vs Liverpool: Reds chase fifth straight win at Kenilworth Road

Luton Town vs Liverpool: Reds chase fifth straight win at Kenilworth Road

Jurgen Klopp’s tutored Liverpool side will aim for a fifth successive win across all competitions when they head to Kenilworth Road to face struggling Luton Town in Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

The Reds defeated Bournemouth 2-1 in the Carabao Cup in midweek, while Luton Town lost to Aston Villa 3-1 in the West Midlands.

Wednesday’s Carabao Cup success at Bournemouth was a fourth consecutive win for the Reds, maintaining a hugely positive beginning to the campaign.

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Ahead of that game, Klopp held a pre-match press conference, where he discussed the development still needed for the team.

“We will probably face a low block, that means we have to deal with that, Klopp said in a pre-match press conference.

“We will probably face set-pieces with quality, that’s why we have to make sure we are ready for that. All these different things.

“It’s Luton but it’s not the first time we will face a team who will play that way probably. That’s what we have to deal with and that’s what we will prepare the boys for.”

Klopp also provided more updates on Luis Diaz as the forward continues to deal with the ongoing situation for his family in Colombia.

Asked if there was any further news at his pre-Luton Town press conference, Klopp said: “No, not really.”

“He was in training two days ago, he had yesterday a session and will be part of the team. We must wait – if he feels right he will be here and train with us.

“The session he had with us, because then we were not here, you could see that when he is with the boys it is fine, it’s OK. But you could see as well that he didn’t sleep a lot.

The Reds have impressed this season and only lost one match in their 10 league outings so far, taking 23 points from a possible 30 to leave Liverpool heading into Matchday 11 in 4th place on the Premier League table, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

With seven defeats from the Hatters’ opening 10 matches, fans are very concerned over the future of their team’s Premier League status.

And those worries could be deepened this weekend, coming up against a formidable Liverpool side who have tasted defeat just once in their last 21 Premier League games.

With just one win from their opening ten games, Rob Edwards’ Luton Town side look ready to go the distance in their fight to avoid relegation and sit just a point below the dotted line.

Liverpool, on a four-game winning streak and a slip-up in Luton, will dent their chase for the Premier League title.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 10 meetings with Luton in all competitions (five wins, four draws), going down 3-1 at Kenilworth Road in February 1991.

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Luton are unbeaten in their last four home league games against Liverpool, with this the first such meeting since a goalless draw in August 1991.

This is the first game between Luton and Liverpool in any competition since January 2008, when the Reds won an FA Cup third-round replay 5-0 at Anfield largely thanks to a Steven Gerrard hat-trick.