On the 28th of December, Liverpool’s season looked to be falling apart. They had just fallen six points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita set to leave for AFCON in January that gap would surely grow. A month later, Liverpool is nine points behind Manchester City with a game in hand and is into the final of the Carabao Cup. The Reds are competing on all four fronts and the potential signing of Luis Diaz will only help their charge.
Luis Diaz Swoop Proves Liverpool Mean Business In Title Fight
Luis Diaz Set To Replace Legendary Front Three At Liverpool
It’s time for change at Liverpool. Since a busy summer transfer window in 2018, they’ve had roughly the same team every season. The output of Liverpool’s front three was decreasing every season and key players were leaving without being replaced. The signings of Diogo Jota and Ibrahima Konate were a good start but the signing of Luis Diaz really pushes The Reds’ evolution along. With Harvey Elliot, Curtis Jones, and Trent Alexander-Arnold also yet to hit their peak, Liverpool now has a serious set of younger players to build their team around.
Reinforcements were needed quickly in attack before Liverpool got forced into a desperate move. Mo Salah, Mane, and Roberto Firmino all have contracts that expire in 2023, and the general thought amongst Liverpool fans is that one of their beloved front three will leave Anfield. Liverpool can simply not afford to give three players entering their thirties long-term, high-paying contracts. Signing Luis Diaz may make either Mane or Firmino settle for a lower wage but if they don’t it’s not a disaster. A front three of Salah, Jota, and Diaz would still be the best in the league.
How Luis Diaz Helps Liverpool
Luis Diaz plays on the left wing and with goal-scoring being his biggest strength, he looks to be an ideal replacement for a declining Sadio Mane. The Columbian likes to cut inside and dribble at defenders which suits Liverpool’s style and is similar to how Mane plays. This could make his transition into The Reds’ team smooth but adapting to the Premier League will be difficult at first and Liverpool fans should give Diaz time to develop.
Apart from Diogo Jota, Klopp has eased most of his signings at Liverpool into action slowly and signing Diaz now, while Mane, Firmino, and Salah are still at Liverpool, allows him to do that. However with 14 goals in 18 games, Diaz is having the best season of his career and it may be smart to let him continue his good momentum. If Luis Diaz clicks at Liverpool he could fire them to Premier League glory and possibly even more.
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