Luis Díaz could not get to a better team in 2022. Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp have managed to make the most of his qualities as a forward-facing winger, fast and with a special ability to understand the game, quickly adapting to what the body was looking for technician with its incorporation.
For the English media, the peasant has represented that ‘spark’ that was missing from the reds to go for all the titles this season, remembering that they have already won the Carabao Cup and are still alive in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League, which is undoubtedly the great objective between now and May, when the time for the holidays.
Klopp is one of the most delighted with Lucho’s level and he let it be known once again in an intimate interview with Sport. “It’s amazing how fast it is. Technically it is exceptional. His finishing skills are unbelievable. does everything right”, said the German strategist when asked by Peter Crouch, legend of English football, about the sensation player of the moment.
“Luis is a fantastic worker on the training ground,” added Klopp, just before joking about the Colombian’s joy at each training session. “He can’t stop smiling. If you take this camera and follow him in training, he will always be smiling (laughs). He just can’t stop, so he’s a great guy too,” he said.
What captivated the Liverpool coaching staff was how rebellious he is when attacking and how daring he can be when he has the ball at his feet. “In Porto you could see that he has the potential to hit a quality shot. We knew it would work, but not that fast. He found his site and now he wants to keep it,” he noted.
call to calm
The truth is that Klopp has a special talent for exploiting the talent of the players, as happened with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, among others. That is a value that Liverpool is reluctant to lose, knowing that the coach ends his contract in 2024 and for now he has been enigmatic with his responses regarding a renewal.
“The fact that he is still here means that something has gone right. I am very happy that we are here. We are nowhere near the finish line. We want to go as far as possible”, said Jürgen in the interview that lasts around 10 minutes from the club’s facilities.
Klopp assures that “on a really personal level, I am very happy to be able to make friends in Liverpool who will stay with me forever. Whatever happens in the next few years or later.”
Perhaps the only thing that keeps him in Merseyside is “being able to celebrate the Premier League in Liverpool with fans”, since the one he won in the 2019/20 season was in the midst of biosecurity regulations due to covid-19. “The amount of people in the city would be crazy. People would make it work, it would mean absolutely everything. We are not favorites in any competition this season, but we are close and that is good”, he pointed out.
The fans dream of winning the four tournaments of the season, but the German believes that it will be very difficult. “Nobody has won it before. You can’t plan it. The calendar makes it really difficult. We have to go all out in every game, so it’s very unlikely.”explains the German.
“I don’t want to stop people’s emotions. I know that our people are realistic, but they are ready to dream when there is an opportunity. I couldn’t be calmer about it. If we can win at least one competition it would be great”, completed Klopp, calling for calm despite being alive on all fronts.