The ex-Red Liverpool asked for a character reference on winter signing Luis Diaz – The Athletic

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A personality well-suited to a Jurgen Klopp side is a big must for any potential Liverpool transfer target, which is why the club opted for a chat with one of Luis Diaz’s old teammates and a former Red to get the inside track on the Colombian.

Speaking to Marko Grujic, the recruitment team got all the right answers, with the midfielder waxing lyrical about the 25-year-old.

“Some people from the club asked me what Luis was like as a person,” the Serbian told The Athletic.

“They asked me about his behaviour off the field. I told them that he was a great guy who would fit easily into any group of lads

“I also spoke a bit with Luis about Liverpool. Luis was very happy that a club like Liverpool were interested in him.”

The attacker enjoyed a phenomenal first-half of the campaign with FC Porto, registering 22 goal contributions in 28 games in Portugal (across all competitions).

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Though the winter signing’s assist for Taki Minamino’s goal against Cardiff City was officially credited to Diogo Jota – a fact that inspired a lighthearted argument between the forwards – there’s no questioning that his debut in the FA Cup was one to remember.

It was the epitome of Kloppball in winning back possession high up the pitch before setting up a chance in the box.

Already, Diaz has shown more than a glimpse of how well his attributes will suit a Klopp side determined to fight on all fronts for silverware this term.

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