Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on Luis Diaz, who continues to impress since arriving at Anfield in the January transfer window.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has opened up on Luis Diaz’s impact at Anfield since he moved to the club in the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old is the first Colombian to play for Liverpool, and in him, the club seems to have picked the right player. Diaz has so far made 12 appearances for the Reds, scoring two goals in the process. While the return might seem paltry, it does little justice to the electrifying performances he has made consistently.
Klopp, for one, is sold on his latest addition and has admitted that in no uncertain terms. The German usually makes sure his signings understand the team’s style before integrating them into the first team. Both Andy Robertson and Fabinho had to bide their time before establishing themselves as first XI mainstays.
The same cannot be said for Diaz, who has been thrust into the playing squad from the word go. It is a clear indication that the Colombian is unlike any player the Reds have signed in the past during Klopp’s reign.
“With Luis, where it has been really special is that when we saw him we knew that he would fit in immediately,” Klopp said.
Thankfully, Klopp appears to be ready to take a patient approach in ensuring that the 24-year-old reaches his full potential on Merseyside. Miracles occur when talent is mixed with hard work, and thankfully Diaz appears to have both in abundance.
“You don’t expect miracles immediately from these kind of players,” continued Klopp. “But he is not far away from doing exactly that. Long may it continue.”
Diaz’s arrival has coincided with an upturn in form for Liverpool. The Reds are now not only back in the Premier League title race, but are also in contention to clinch an unprecedented quadruple of trophies. The 24-year-old offers Klopp more strength in depth as he looks to scale greater heights with Liverpool.
The German certainly has huge faith in his latest acquisition, and the player is yet to disappoint him on the field. The Liverpool recruitment team continue to hit the ball out of the park, and both Klopp and the club could be set to reap long-term benefits.