Premier League, (UK): Colombian winger Luis Diaz scored a late equaliser on an emotional return to the Liverpool team to deny a brilliant Luton side a memorable Premier League win.
Back in the Liverpool squad for the first time since his father was kidnapped in Colombia, Diaz came off the bench to head home Harvey Elliott’s cross late on – before revealing a ‘Libertad Para Papa’ (Freedom for Dad) message underneath his shirt. The winger’s father remains missing.
Luton thought they had the three points when former Manchester United midfielder Tahith Chong tapped home past Alisson on the counterattack after good work from Issa Kabore – as Liverpool players complained for a handball by Ross Barkley from their own corner.
The much-discussed VAR stuck with the Luton goal as a bouncing Kenilworth Road celebrated.
Before Luton’s opener, Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez produced one of the misses of the season as he blazed over from a few yards out following Mohamed Salah’s header across goal.
Nunez also hit the post in the first half for Jurgen Klopp’s wasteful side – who produced 3.04 xG on Sunday night but only scored late on.
Sunday’s Premier League result means Liverpool missed the chance to go up to second in the table, while the crucial point lifts Luton out of the relegation zone.
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