Klopp says Liverpool stays calm despite scoring struggles in draw with Luton.
Liverpool won’t hit the panic button despite their forwards struggling to find the net against Luton Town, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. His team secured a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday, with Colombian winger Luis Diaz coming off the bench to score an emotional 95th-minute equalizer at Kenilworth Road, dedicating it to his kidnapped father.
Liverpool had dominance in possession and could have secured a win if not for several missed chances by Darwin Nunez. Klopp acknowledged the Uruguayan striker’s positive contributions and stressed the need for calm.
“The first chance he had was really well done, great pass, first touch top, and then he nails it on the crossbar,” Klopp told reporters. “The whole team was not in a goalscoring mood today, obviously, and that’s then not helpful. But Darwin, what makes him really different is that he’s involved in pretty much everything, so that’s good. We are calm.”
Klopp also noted that the issue was not solely about finishing chances but also about creating more opportunities for the team to capitalize on. He emphasized the need for improved performance.
The result leaves Liverpool in third place with 24 points, trailing leaders Manchester City by three points. Luton moved out of the relegation zone to 17th place with six points, just two points away from the bottom.
Liverpool’s next fixtures include a trip to face Ligue 1 club Toulouse in the Europa League on Thursday, followed by a home match against ninth-placed Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday.