On Sunday, Liverpool will travel to Kenilworth Road to take on newly promoted Luton Town FC for the Reds’ first match against the Hatters since 2008. This intriguing matchup raises the question: How does Liverpool perform against teams newly promoted to the Premier League? Let’s find out.
In the past five seasons, Liverpool has a record of 23-5-2 (W-D-L) against teams promoted from the English Football League Championship.
The Reds have tallied a +50 goal differential during that span, scoring 70 goals while conceding only 20.
Scoring consistently–an attribute of this season’s Liverpool squad–stands out in the Reds’ stats against newly promoted clubs.
Liverpool have scored multiple goals in 21 out of their last 30 matches against promoted teams, and the Reds have been held scoreless only once.
The Reds’ worst record against newly promoted clubs occurred in 2022-23. Liverpool finished with a 3-1-2 record against Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest.
The 2022-23 season also produced a sensationally perplexing pair of Liverpool games.
Liverpool walloped Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield–tying the record for the largest Premier League win ever–but just seven months later, the Reds traveled to Vitality Stadium, and Bournemouth was able to grind out a 1-0 victory against the Reds.
Luton Town will be the first match for Liverpool against a promoted side this season. The Hatters lost badly in their first two Premier League matches, but they have since settled down and are consistently playing close matches.
Their only win of the season came at Goodison Park, so the Reds’ supporters can certainly appreciate that performance.
Teams with title aspirations must beat the teams they are supposed to. This is one of those moments and based on recent history, Liverpool should be very confident on Sunday.
Even if the Hatters only have 5 points so far in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp will not allow his squad to overlook this match, so the Reds will come to battle for the 3 points that will keep them in the Top 4 of the Premier League.