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Match Preview | Liverpool vs Luton Town

21 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview | Liverpool vs Luton Town

21 February 2024

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Luton Town travel north to Anfield as we face the Premier League leaders Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Rob Edwards’ side face one of the toughest tasks of the season off the back of our defeat against Manchester United last Sunday.

Jürgen Klopp’s Reds demolished Brentford in their last fixture as they remain two points clear at the top of the table.

 

The opposition

Mohamed Salah celebrating his goal at Brentford.

Liverpool announced last month that Klopp will be leaving the club after nine years at the helm, after winning a Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and League Cup title at Anfield.

The Reds have lost just one of their last 54 Premier League games at Anfield, while only four promoted clubs won their first-ever Premier League game at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 24 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season; Luis Díaz has scored in both of his last two Premier League appearances at Anfield.

Liverpool have never lost a home league game against us and it is our first league game at Anfield since January 1992.

 

Last time out

Carlton Morris with his head in his hands during our defeat to Man United.

Manchester United held on at Kenilworth Road to take the three points in the Premier League last Sunday afternoon.

Rasmus Højlund scored two quick goals at the start of the game before Carlton Morris headed in to half the deficit in the first half.

 

Last time we met

Tahith Chong putting the ball past Alisson in the reverse fixture.

Luton were minutes away from a famous Premier League win against Liverpool at Kenilworth Road back in November.

Tahith Chong scored his first goal for the Hatters before Diaz scored a late equaliser in stoppage time.

 

Team news

Elijah Adebayo and Jacob Brown hugging.

Forwards Elijah Adebayo and Jacob Brown will both miss out on our trip to Anfield.

Adebayo, our current top scorer, suffered a hamstring injury during the warm-up against Manchester United on Sunday and was replaced by Cauley Woodrow.

Brown had an operation on a knee cartilage issue this week to join Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba and Tom Lockyer on the sidelines.

 

Officials

Andy Madley at Kenilworth Road.

The referee for our fixture against Liverpool will be Andy Madley.

91 yellow cards and three red cards have been handed out by Madley across his 23 games this season.

We last had a game ran by Madley when we were held to a goalless draw against Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup at Kenilworth Road last month and was the man in the middle for the reverse fixture against Liverpool.

 

Referee: Andy Madley

Assistant Referees: Edward Smart & Nick Hopton

Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall

VAR: Simon Hooper

AVAR: Darren Cann

 

LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME.

Luton Town Football Club has committed in its customer charter to providing safe match-day experiences for all supporters regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and this applies equally to home and away fixtures.

In the event that any Luton supporters do make discriminatory chants, the Club will work with the police and football authorities to help identify such individuals. Any such fans would then face the strictest club sanctions, including football banning orders that would prevent them attending any matches, in addition to any criminal charges.

Any abusive, offensive, homophobic and discriminatory chanting and/or gesturing will likely lead to the club receiving a fine, unsavoury media attention to the Club and, if identified, will potentially result in you losing your place at Kenilworth Road. Furthermore, tragedy chanting or gesturing is an arrestable offence. The CPS updated its prosecution guidance on football related offences which reconfirmed in August last year that such related abuse can be prosecuted as a public order offence.

The Club can also be held responsible for the behaviour of its supporters, which could lead to substantial fines being imposed.

As a diverse and inclusive football club, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our fellow Premier League clubs in supporting the FA’s ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ campaign and call on all fans to enjoy the game in a positive spirit.

If you are offended by any discriminatory abuse of any kind at any of our games, you can report it by clicking here, or by contacting your nearest steward immediately. Alternatively, email myvoice@lutontown.co.uk or report the incident via Kick it Out's free, confidential reporting app on the App Store and Google Play.

Fan information

Liverpool have provided an away supporters guide, which includes important bag policy information.


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