Luton Town – Disappointed But Not Downhearted After Loss At Anfield

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Three defeats in our last three Premier League fixtures doesn’t auger well for our survival hopes.

Zero points out of the nine available is an awful statistic but should we be downhearted, I say no.

February was always going to be a tough month, as far as the Premier League was concerned, with games against Newcastle United (a), Sheffield United (h), Manchester United (h) and Liverpool (a) scheduled, wins were always going to be hard to come by.

Indeed, before the month started, I’d have thought only the three points from the Sheffield United game were guaranteed, but what do I know about football?

A point at St James Park was commendable and we pushed Manchester United all the way losing by the odd goal in three, Sheffield United was a blip and as for Liverpool, in my view, with Jurgen Klopp’s side being top-of-the-table, was always going to be a free hit, a game we were never expected to win, but hoped we could salvage something from it.

Indeed, for 55 glorious minutes, despite some intense pressure from our hosts, we were living the dream, thanks to a 12th minute goal from Chiedozie Ogbene, but then our defences were breached, the game taken away from us, courtesy of two Liverpool goals in the space of three minutes, something we were never going to come back from with the Kop in full voice and Liverpool surging forward looking for more goals.

Thankfully the scoring stopped at four and we didn’t suffer anything more than our current worse Premier League defeat of the season.

But earlier, I mentioned the word downhearted, okay we lost, heavily, but the manner in which we competed, gave our all and stayed with Liverpool for fifty-six minutes deserves praise, even with a growing list of injuries we should take heart from the fact that better sides than us will come to Anfield and get beaten far worse than us.

Next up for the Hatters is a FA Cup game, at Kenilworth Road, against Manchester City, a game that could see the magic of the cup evoked, then, resuming our Premier League campaign in March, we have another tough month, but aren’t they all tough at this level, when we face Aston Villa (h), Crystal Palace (a), AFC Bournemouth (a), Nottingham Forest (h) and Tottenham Hotspur (a).

From those fixtures, we just have to beat the likes of Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest and push the other three as hard as we can, in the hope we get a return, points wise.

Nobody said this season would be easy, but the next month, March, could define whether we retain our current status or drop back into the EFL Championship.

Please feel free to air your thoughts in the comment facility beneath this article.


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  • Chris winter says:

    Morning mh, let’s be honest here Liverpool decimated by injury put out a fourth team yet the gulf between us and top sides is obvious no amount of guts and spirit can compete. So we have to look at lower teams to get our points to safety and not fail like we did at home to Sheffield utd. We all know a miracle is needed to stay up but we have shown we can compete at this level so we can’t afford anymore slip ups against the weaker sides to get the points needed for survival.

  • MATTHEW says:

    Thirteen games to go. We can write off three away fixtures (Arsenal, Spurs, Man City) which leaves ten fixtures against ‘weaker’ teams where we can at least hope that points are possible. Four wins and three draws could be enough, maybe even a point or two fewer than that. But much may depend on whether Everton and Nottm. Forest get further points deductions. It’s still all to play for if the spirit and style we summoned up against Brighton and Newcastle can be found.

  • jimbo says:

    got to cut out silly mistakes in defence. we lost the ball so many times .but what a great game. COYH.

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