Jurgen Klopp hails Luis Diaz after performance against Leicester

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Luis Diaz has received praise from manager Jurgen Klopp after an incredible performance against Leicester City.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praise news signing Luis Diaz after an incredible performance for the Reds against Leicester City, according to Dailymail.

Diaz was introduced into the team when he came in as a substitute in the FA Cup win against Cardiff.

The 25 years old impressed his manager after he started in their 2-0 victory over the Foxes las night.

“It was one of the best first games I saw from a new player,” Klopp stated in his pre-match press conference for his side’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.

“Last night was a good opportunity to start him with Sadio [Mane] not back and Mo [Salah] coming back from an intense tournament. Luis showed up.”

Diogo Jota kept up his fine form this season by netting both goals – one in either half – to seal a comfortable win over the Foxes.

Questions were raise whether Liverpool would cope without star forwards Salah and Mane ahead of their departures to the Africa Cup of Nations but the Reds haven’t lost a game and were only held to a draw by Arsenal in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Salah returned to club action following his AFCON heartbreak with Egypt as he came off the bench in the victory on Thursday while Klopp revealed Mane will return to training today after celebrating Senegal’s momentous triumph.

Klopp has multiple options now to choose from upfront with the star duo back and Diaz adapting to his new surroundings quickly.

The Colombia international made the move to Anfield last month for a fee of £37.5million which could rise to 50m and he’s already been a hit with Liverpool supporters.

Liverpool fans lauded him for his start to Merseyside life with former Reds striker Michael Owen revealing BT Sport pundits were ‘drooling’ over him during Liverpool’s win against Leicester.


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