The 25-year-old Colombian winger Luis Diaz has recently completed three months in the English Premier League, where the Liverpool player has already shined with his incredible performances, especially in the big games. While the ongoing European football season is going to end soon, Diaz has been considered one of the best signings in the latest winter transfer window.
When the visiting team Liverpool thrashed Luis Diaz’s FC Porto by 5-1 in the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22, nobody knew the fate of Diaz in the second half of the ongoing season.
While Liverpool were targeting Diaz, they successfully managed to bring him into the squad during the 2022 January transfer window. During that time, Diaz was one of the top players in the Portuguese Primeira Liga 2021/22 with 14 goals and 5 assists for FC Porto.
In his first half-season of the Premier League, Diaz has already shown his true potential in the big matches. His presence has played a vital role for the Reds, who are now dreaming of four trophies in the ongoing season.
The contribution of Luis Diaz to Liverpool
Diaz has already made 22 appearances for the Reds, where he has managed six goals and three assists. He put some special marks during the important matches for this Premier League club.
- 19th February 2022: 1 goal vs Norwich (at home) – in Premier League 2021/22 (Diaz scored his first goal for Liverpool)
- 5th April 2022: 1 goal + 1 assist vs Benfica (at away) – 1st leg of the Quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League 2021/22
- 19th April 2022: 1 goal + 1 assist vs Manchester United (at home) – in Premier League 2021/22
- 24th April 2022: 1 assist vs Everton (at home) – Merseyside derby in Premier League 2021/22
- 3rd May 2022: 1 goal vs Villarreal (at away) – 2nd leg of the Semi-finals of UEFA Champions League 2021/22
- 7th May 2022: 1 goal vs Tottenham Hotspur (at home) – in Premier League 2021/22
In his early Liverpool journey, Diaz has been involved in the direct goals in very crucial periods to save his team. While his roles against Benfica have been proved vital for the Reds, he had similar contributions in the latest Merseyside Derby, away game against the Spanish club Villarreal or the latest home match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Diaz’s consistent performances in the big games have proved that he has adopted English football very early. So, there is no doubt why many experts are considering him the best signing in the latest January transfer window.
In his first month in Liverpool, the club won the EFL Cup 2021/22 after beating Chelsea in the final by penalty shootout. Now, the Reds are closely fighting to win the Premier League 2021/22, FA Cup 2021/22 and UEFA Champions League 2021/22. Whether they win more cups or not this season, Liverpool are undoubtedly looking stronger and more confident since Luis Diaz’s arrival, who has a contract with the club till 2027 summer.