Table-topping Liverpool will be licking their chops at the prospect of facing Luton Town at Anfield this weekend. Jurgen Klopp's rampant Reds are flying high and have been ruthlessly dispatching all visitors to their home fortress this season.

But Nathan Jones' battling Luton side will arrive with nothing to lose and hope to spring a shock. With striker Carlton Morris among the goals, the visitors do carry a threat.

Klopp will demand no let-up from his title-chasing side as they look to stretch their perfect home record. But if Liverpool switch off, underestimate Luton at your peril!

Liverpool vs Luton Town

The match will take place on Sunday, 5th November, 2023, at Kenilworth Road

Klopp's Classy Reds Dazzle Against Depleted Forest

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would have been worried about his team's focus before kick-off, with the terrible news about Luis Diaz's family in Colombia weighing heavily on players' minds. But Klopp's classy Reds put on a professional performance and swept aside a limited Nottingham Forest side 3-0. 

Despite the off-field concerns, Liverpool played with freedom and flair to stretch their phenomenal home record this season to 8 wins from 8. Forest simply had no answers to the Reds' attacking brilliance.

Jota Opens Floodgates Against Open Forest

With Liverpool dominating possession but struggling to break down Forest's packed defense, the deadlock was finally broken courtesy of a defensive blunder. Joe Worrall's hopeless hospital pass was seized upon by Alexis Mac Allister, who released Mo Salah on the counter. 

Salah's shot was saved, but Diogo Jota gobbled up the rebound to bag his 5th of the campaign. Jota then honored absent pal Luis Diaz by parading his shirt joyfully to all sides of Anfield. The opening goal punctured Forest's resistance and the floodgates swung open.

Nunez Adds Second Thanks to Slick Salah

Darwin Nunez doubled Liverpool's lead minutes later as the Reds ruthlessly punished Forest's carelessness in possession. After seizing on a loose pass, Salah found Dominik Szoboszlai who exchanged passes cleverly with the Egyptian king. Salah then produced a defense-splitting delivery for Nunez, who powered home first-time into the roof of the net. It was an unerring finish from the Uruguayan, who is starting to find his feet after a tricky start to his Anfield career.

Elliott and Carvalho Add Craft to Liverpool Midfield

Teenage duo Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho produced bright displays alongside the industrious Alexis Mac Allister in Liverpool's midfield trio. Elliott brought infectious energy and grabbed an assist for Nunez's goal with some tenacious pressing.

Carvalho also linked play intelligently while Mac Allister tidied up intelligently behind them. The young guns added craft and composure to perfectly complement Liverpool's frightening firepower up top.

Reds Revel on Anfield Pitch Perfect for Passing

Liverpool's players were like ducks to water on Anfield's slick surface, which was perfect for their passing style. The Reds zipped passes around with pace and precision, carving Forest open at will despite their massed ranks. 

On their lightning-quick pitch, Liverpool had far too much speed and movement for a slow Forest backline to handle. The Reds relished the opportunity to turn on the style in front of their adoring home support.

Kostas Lights Up Late Cameo on Left Flank

After Andy Robertson limped off with an injury, Greek defender Kostas Tsimikas slotted in seamlessly at left wingback. Tsimikas was bright and breezy down the flank, fizzing in dangerous crosses as Liverpool pushed for more goals late on. 

The marauding Tsimikas plays almost like a winger when he gets forward and gives Klopp a top-class deputy for Robertson. The Greek Scouser made the most of a cameo which will boost his chances of more minutes.

Klopp's Changes Keep Reds Fresh for Packed Schedule

With fixtures coming thick and fast, Jurgen Klopp took the opportunity to rest stars like Thiago and give valuable game time to fringe players. As well as Gravenberch and Tsimikas, Roberto Firmino was given a run-out after injury. 

Keeping the squad fresh is crucial with the matches racking up. Options like Alexis and Elliott allowed Klopp to rotate without reducing Liverpool's control of the game. With strength in depth like this, the Reds can maintain their relentless pace.

Ruthless Reds Make Forest Look Like Schoolkids

Steve Cooper's side was given a lesson by Klopp's ruthless Reds, who outclassed Forest in every department. Liverpool zipped passes around at speed while Forest chased shadows. It was like watching adults take on school kids in the park. 

The gulf between the teams was enormous and Liverpool should have scored more. Forest couldn't get near Europe's elite as the Reds showed no mercy at Anfield. Men against boys.

Luton Let Down By Sloppy Mistakes at the Back

After a bright opening, Luton was left to rue costly errors which led to both first half goals at Villa Park. For the opener, John McGinn was inexplicably allowed space on the edge of the box to tee up a shot. Luton's failure to get tight was punished. Villa's second stemmed from careless defending as Tom Lockyer diverted past his own keeper. Sloppy mistakes at the back ruined Luton's good early work.

Predicted Lineups

Luton Town: T. Kaminski, Tom Lockyer, Gabriel Osho, Teden Mengi, A. Doughty, Ross Barkley, M. Nakamba, Issa Kabore, C. Ogbene, Jacob Brown, C. Morris

Liverpool: Alisson, K. Tsimikas, V. van Dijk, I. Konate, T. Alexander-Arnold, D. Szoboszlai, A. Mac Allister, R. Gravenberch, Luis Diaz (if not injured), M. Salah, Darwin Nunez

Key Battles

Konate vs Morris

Liverpool's defensive rock Ibrahima Konate is likely to be tasked with shackling Luton's dangerman Carlton Morris. The striker's intelligent runs and sharp finishing make him a constant menace.

Konate's pace, power, and reading of the game will be vital to prevent Morris from finding any scraps in the box. But if the Luton hitman can isolate Konate and spin in behind, the Reds could be in trouble.


Liverpool start as overwhelming favorites, but don't expect Luton to simply roll over on their big day out at Anfield.

The Hatters will scrap for every ball and look to stay in the contest as long as possible. An early Liverpool goal could open the floodgates though.