Luton Town picked up a point after a 1-1 draw with Liverpool but a stoppage time goal denied the Hatters victory.

Substitute Tahith Chong had given Luton a lead with ten minutes of the 90 to play, but a stoppage time goal for Luis Diaz saw Liverpool deny the home side the three points.

The goal was an emotional one for Diaz, with the Liverpool substitute revealing a t-shirt in honour of his father who was kidnapped in his native Colombia and remains missing.

Chong’s goal had Luton dreaming of a first home win of the season and what would have been a first win over Liverpool in 32 years, but while they were denied, a point does take the Hatters out of the relegation zone ahead of next weekend’s trip to Manchester United.

The visitors made the early running, with striker Darwin Nunez coming close twice early on. The former Benfica striker saw on effort kept out by Thomas Kaminski and another hit the top of the bar on its way out.

Issa Kabore saw a shot go over on a break, before Kaminski intervened again to keep out Nunez.

Mo Salah and Nunez both missed the target with efforts before Diogo Jota saw an effort denied by Kaminski as the home goal continued to be put under pressure.

Ross Barkley would miss the target with a long-ranger but the game would still remain deadlocked at the break.

The second half was a tighter and tougher affair with the two sides struggling to find a way through, but Luton nearly found a way through a few moments after the hour. Chiedozie Ogbene eluded two Liverpool defenders before teeing up Carlton Morris, who was denied by Alisson.

Liverpool then missed a chance for an equaliser when Nunez blasted wildly off-target from a Salah knock-down. The on-pitch referee blew for offside but replays suggested that the goal may have been allowed by VAR had Nunez not failed to hit the target.

As the game entered the final stages, Jurgen Klopp was booked for his appeals over a penalty rejection, as the game heated up and with ten to go, it ended up seeing Luton score first.

Liverpool had won a corner but Luton cleared and from a swift counter, former Everton man Ross Barkley released Kabore, who played in the sub Chong to score for the Hatters.

A VAR check was made over claims that Barkley had handled at the other end, which would’ve seen the goal disallowed and Liverpool given a penalty, but the check stood with the on-pitch calls and meant Luton were in front.

The Reds got busier as the game moved into eight minutes of stoppage time, but after five of them, Liverpool found a way through. Harvey Elliott’s cross picked out Diaz, who outjumped Kabore to score a header past Kaminski that he immediately dedicated to his family.

Liverpool however ran out of time to complete the comeback in full, allowing Luton to pick up their second Premier League point at home to go with the one picked up against Wolves in September.