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“He is aware of easy methods to play, he is aware of what to do”

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Rayo Vallecano striker Radamel Falcao has praised fellow Colombian and Liverpool switch goal Luis Diaz. The Reds are rumored to have struck an settlement with Porto for the switch of Diaz earlier than the top of the continued switch window.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect will reportedly be paying round €40 million in switch charges and an additional €25 million in add-ons.

Curiously, it was Falcao who advised his former membership Porto as a vacation spot for Diaz again in 2019 when the latter was with Junior FC in Colombia. The previous Atletico Madrid ahead has now praised Diaz forward of his potential transfer to Liverpool, saying (as quoted by Liverpool Echo):

“I’m very blissful for him, he has spectacular circumstances. Going to Porto, in Europe, gave him the flexibility to know and analyse the sport higher. He is aware of easy methods to play, he is aware of what to do.”

Each gamers are presently with the Colombian nationwide group. Falcao and Diaz began Los Cafeteros‘ 1-0 defeat in a World Cup qualifier towards Peru final night time (28 January). The end result left them in sixth place within the CONMEBOL zone of the Qualifying Spherical for this yr’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.


Liverpool goal Luis Diaz has persistently improved throughout his time at Porto

In his two-and-a-half years with Porto, Diaz has developed right into a threatening winger with a eager eye for purpose. In his debut marketing campaign for the membership, the 25-year-old managed 14 objectives and eight assists in 50 appearances throughout all competitions.

Diaz managed related numbers within the 2020-21 season, scoring 11 instances and laying out six assists in 47 matches throughout competitions. He has now taken a large step ahead within the ongoing marketing campaign, having already scored 16 objectives in 28 matches. The winger has additionally offered six assists this time period.

Due to Diaz’s exploits, Porto stay unbeaten and are on the high of the Primeira Liga standings after 19 matches (17 wins, two attracts). They’re additionally nonetheless alive within the Taca de Portugal in addition to the UEFA Europa League.

As his stats clearly point out, Diaz will present Liverpool with an in a position back-up for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The likes of Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino have merely not been ok within the absence of Salah and Mane.

This has led to Diogo Jota having to do loads of the heavy-lifting with the duo presently away on the African Cup of Nations.

Diaz’s arrival can be welcome information for Liverpool, who’re alive in 4 competitions within the ongoing season. They presently sit second within the Premier League, 9 factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis with a sport in hand. The Reds have additionally made it to the Carabao Cup last, the place they may tackle Chelsea.

Klopp’s males have additionally certified for the fourth spherical of the FA Cup. Lastly, they’ve a UEFA Champions League Spherical of 16 tie towards Inter Milan, with the primary leg slated for February 16.


Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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