Relegation battling Luton Town face title-chasing Liverpool at Kenilworth Road.
Victory or a draw would lift Luton out of the relegation zone, whilst Liverpool can go second with a win until at least Monday evening.
Amari’i Bell could return for Luton after recovering from a hamstring injury which had sidelined him in recent weeks.
Mads Andersen, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Dan Potts (all hamstring), Reece Burke (thigh) and Jordan Clark (ankle) remain absent.
Liverpool could be without Luis Diaz for personal reason, with manager – Jurgen Klopp keen to let the Colombian himself decide if he wants to feature in this match or not.
Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Stefan Bajcetic (calf) and Thiago Alcantara (hip) remain absent.
When is Kick-Off?
Luton host Liverpool at Kenilworth Road in a 4:30pm GMT kick-off on Sunday 5 November, live on Sky Sports in the UK.
- This is Luton’s first Premier League meeting against Liverpool.
- Liverpool have won just one of their last five league visits to Luton (W1, D2, L2).
- Two of Liverpool’s last three league visits to Luton have ended in a goalless draw.
- Luton have failed to score first in all four league matches at home this season (D1, L3).
- Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season in all competitions (W4, D2, L1).
Having been defensively outclassed by Aston Villa’s powerful attack last weekend, Luton have to use that experience as a base to tighten up and build upon because I do feel that they will find themselves defending a lot again here so finishing their chances will be absolutely vital.
Liverpool meanwhile weren’t exactly at their vintage best against Nottingham Forest nor Bournemouth in the league and Carabao Cup last weekend, yet they dug deep with clinical finishing proving the difference but this game should be one that they can dominate if gain control early.
In fact, I can’t help but feel that unless Luton deliver a disciplined defensive display amidst Thomas Kaminski’s recent solid goalkeeping performances, this game might be one where minimising their defeat could be important come end of season.
Prediction: Luton 0-3 Liverpool
Result: Luton 1-1 Liverpool