Luis Diaz rescues a late draw for Liverpool at Luton Town
Late drama at Kenilworth Road.
Luis Diaz came off the bench to score a stoppage time equaliser for Liverpool as they drew 1-1 with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League.
It looked like Tahith Chong’s 80th minute goal for the home side had secured them a stunning victory, but the Colombian headed in late on to pinch a point.
Diaz revealed a message of support for his father after scoring the goal, as he is still held hostage after being kidnapped in Colombia last week.
The Reds predictably dominated the game, but struggled to create clear-cut chances for much of the contest as Luton defended impressively.
Darwin Nunez did have an extremely good chance in the second half, blazing his effort over the bar from inside the six-yard box in an incredible miss.
Mohamed Salah had been given offside in the build-up, but replays suggested the Egyptian was actually onside, so if Nunez had scored the goal may well have been given.
With 10 minutes left on the clock the Hatters produced a superb counter-attacking goal, breaking away from their own penalty area with pace and precision.
Ross Barkley spread the ball to the right-wing and Issa Kabore put in a brilliant low cross for the former Manchester United midfielder Chong to poke home.
As the minutes ticked away it seemed like it was going to be a first Premier League home win for Luton, but Diaz was the hero for the travelling fans.
Harvey Elliott swung in an in-swinging cross on his left foot, finding his fellow substitute at the back post who rose well and headed home on 95 minutes.
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