‘That’s why’ – Klopp’s reasoning behind handing Luis Diaz PL debut shared by David Maddock

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Luis Diaz was a surprise addition to the first-XI teamsheet prior to Liverpool’s meeting with Leicester City in the English top-flight as Jurgen Klopp showed faith in his winter signing after a solid debut in the FA Cup.

Mirror reporter, David Maddock, noted that the German had opted for the bold selection call due to his efforts in adapting to his new surroundings in the red half of Merseyside.

It’s fair to say that the Colombian international didn’t let his manager down despite not getting on the scoresheet just yet against the Foxes.

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Given the 25-year-old has yet to establish the kind of telepathic relationship enjoyed down the left-flank between stalwarts Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson, it was a highly impressive outing from the No.23.

Diaz looked a genuine threat throughout the clash, whipping inviting balls into the box and producing efforts on goal that perhaps may have yielded some reward had Kasper Schmeichel not been in such inspiring form on the day.

If his opening two performances in the famous red shirt are anything to go by, it seems our recruitment team are owed a pat on the back for another top talent acquired.

#Ep33 of The Red Nets Podcast: Diaz’s debut, Elliott’s return, Mane to La Liga?… and more!

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