Liverpool are back in Premier League game action today as they travel to play Luton Town in a 4.30pm kick off fixture at Kenilworth Road.
Jurgen Klopp’s men come into the clash in strong form, with four wins in all competitions. Bournemouth were most recently beaten in the Carabao Cup, which followed a hat-trick of home victories over Everton, Toulouse and Nottingham Forest.
We will be bringing you live match updates in our commentary stream, with the latest score and goals as they happen. Follow all the build-up and get confirmed team news too, with Paul Gorst and Ian Doyle in the press box for us today. The match is also live on Sky Sports.
The Reds will be without Andy Robertson (shoulder), Conor Bradley (back), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Thiago (hip) for this afternoon’s game. It remains to be seen what the situation is with Curtis Jones – not pictured in training on Friday – and also Luis Diaz, given the ongoing situation with his father’s kidnapping in Colombia.
Elsewhere, Liverpool transfer target Andre Trinidade was successful in the Copa Libertadores final last night as his Fluminense side beat Boca Juniors 2-1 (aet) to be crowned champions of South America. All eyes will soon turn to the January window to see if Klopp swoops for the Brazilian midfielder.
Rob Edwards Luton verdict
“I’m really proud of the whole football club today. It was a big day for us against a big club. We showed a lot of quality in the game.
“I think so [their best 90-minute performance]. It shows you have to for 98 or 99 minutes to get something. I was pleased with our counter-attacking.
“We kept Liverpool thinking there’s something to think about here and the goal was the best example of that.
“The players have improved. There were elements of our game a team like this would have exposed.
“Belief. We’re going around things the right way. We have a lot of injuries. There are five players who could have started.
“I thought Ross was excellent, Andros too. A lot of the counter-attacking moments came from Ross. He is able to get away and find the space. The goal was the best example of that.”
Jurgen Klopp reaction
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Liverpool boss just said when asked about Luis Diaz: “A wonderful moment but it doesn’t change the situation. Most important thing is that his father gets released.
“It is wonderful he wanted to be here. That’s it, for us a super important goal and for him very important and emotional, but that’s it.”
More on Diaz: “He can always do that. When he is on the pitch he is always involved in special things.
“We knew he would be a threat, we didn’t know how long he would play because he only had a few sessions with the team but that is not the most important part today. He scored the goal but we need to see some improvement in Colombia.”