'Luton are not here to make up the numbers'

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Ollie Kay, We Are Luton Town

Now, was that two points dropped or one point gained? It’s split the fanbase straight down the middle. However, regardless of how supporters are split about the number of points picked up against Liverpool, they can all agree that the performance was a clear indication of what Rob Edwards, his coaching staff and the Luton players have to offer this season in the Premier League.

The writing is on the wall that Luton are not here to make up the numbers. The recruitment has been savvy, the tactics grounded and in-game management disciplined.

To highlight one from each category...

The recently signed Andros Townsend charged around the pitch to the extent it certainly didn’t look like he hadn’t played a competitive game for well over a year. He looks ready to muck in at both ends of the pitch.

Tactically, as shown by the goals against column as well as our goals scored this season, we appear to have acclimatised to the level. Discounting the first two matches where we conceded seven goals, we have let in 14 goals in nine games, a significant improvement which is duly keeping our goal difference in check while we find our shooting boots.

And Edwards has handled games excellently, with the changing of Townsend at 60 minutes for Tahith Chong proving a masterstroke as Chong got the goal to put Luton ahead against Jurgen Klopp's side.

One quarter of the season is done. I’m excited for what’s left.

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