Luis Díaz arouses “jealousy” after his good performances in Liverpool

Luis Díaz is still the great sensation in Europe, the Colombian was one of the figures this week in the Champions League after assisting and scoring in Liverpool’s victory over Benfica in the first leg of the quarterfinals.

This action with Reds in the maximum continental tournament he made him stand out in the ideal eleven of the week, sharing a team with the Frenchman Karim Benzema, among other stars.

Since his arrival at Liverpool, Lucho has played 501 minutes in six English league games and has scored two goals, while in the Champions League he has three appearances with the English club shirt and one goal. Furthermore, he won his first title when he lifted the English league cup within days of meeting his new teammates.

The Colombian reached three goals in this edition of the Champions League. – Photo: Getty Images

His great performances have been highlighted both by his teammates and by former club figures, who even claimed to be jealous of him for his versatility on the pitch. At least that’s how the former striker assured it dirk kuyt, who spoke of the great present of the Colombian player.

“I could run a lot when I was a player, but I must admit that I am jealous of Luis Diaz’s lungs. His stamina is amazing. Pressing seems to run in his veins, so it’s not surprising to see why he adapted so quickly to Jürgen Klopp’s system,” said the former Dutch soccer player who scored countless goals for the Anfield team.

Diaz arrived in Liverpool in the middle of the season, does not speak the native language and fell into a system that has understandably taken other players a bit of time to get to grips with.”

Finally, Kuyt praised Díaz’s great qualities, which make him one of the best promises in world soccer. “In addition to his fitness levels, his skill is amazing. He is now scoring important goals, giving great assists. When you see him dribble with the ball, it seems that he still has full view of the field, to see other players and make easy passes. What’s exciting: I think he can get better and better”, he asserted.

This is not the first time that Díaz has received praise from locals and strangers. This week, German coach Jürgen Klopp was once again fascinated by the Colombian’s football. “He is a player topworld class. For me it is a joy to work with Luis every day, and I am more than happy that we have decided to sign him in January”. manifested.

Then he added: “It was the moment I was waiting for, to come back here and play a good game. Luis’s goal was really important for us, it was huge to give us that advantage.. Hopefully we can do our work at home next week.”

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Liverpool’s Luis Diaz scores his team’s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Benfica and Liverpool at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. AP Photo/ Armando Franca- Photo: AP

Next goal: Manchester City

The duel between Manchester City and Liverpool will focus the spotlight on matchday 32 of the Premier League, a duel in which the Reds face their great opportunity to be at the top of the table and take the lead from Pep Guardiola’s men.

This Sunday from 10:30 a.m. What is the most important game this weekend in the world of professional football will be played, since the leadership of the English league is at stake. The Liverpool of the Colombian Luis Díaz, who was a key player in the reds’ victory in the middle of the week for the Champions League date, is only one point behind City (73 pts), current leader of the Premier League.

Jürgen Klopp’s team will work hard at the Etihad Stadium to return to the top of the table, something they haven’t done since October 1, after drawing against the the citizens.

In mid-January, with the reds 11 points behind the citizensno one would have imagined that this match three months later would be so important for the fight for the title.

But Liverpool, which has 10 consecutive wins in the championship, came back from that difference to return the suspense that the Premier League had lacked for the last season and a half. Given the There will still be six rounds left, nothing will be decided mathematically, but the eventual winner will have a psychological advantageboth in the remainder of the championship and in the new clash between the two teams in the FA Cup semi-finals, which will take place six days later.