It took only 48 hours in England for Luis Díaz to debut in the jersey Liverpool.
This Sunday, the Colombian striker played his first minutes in the ‘red’ jersey and the balance is more than positive.
An assist, a new hug with his coach and the support of his teammates realized what Díaz can do in English football. Added to that wave of joy was the reaction of the English press, which did not hold back praise for ‘Lucho’.
Praises of the ‘Liverpool Echo’
In the local newspaper of the city of Liverpool, the one that so many times recorded the moves of James Rodríguez with Everton, the praise for Luis Díaz was immediate.
Making a counting the time that other players had to wait to shine with the Anfield team, the conclusion was accurate: Luis Díaz had an “immediate impact”.
“The Colombian took only 10 minutes to make his presence felt on Merseyside.There would be no debut goal for the £49million man after replacing Curtis Jones shortly before the hour mark.But that didn’t matter , since he played a decisive role in booking Liverpool’s place in the fifth round of the FA Cup”, recorded ‘Echo’.
(Also read: Luis Díaz: second hug with Jurgen Klopp and what said of the Colombian).
In ‘The Mirror’ , one of the most widely read newspapers on British soil, the greatest attention was drawn to the strong blow that the peasant received in his debut.
“Something positive for Klopp would have been to see Díaz without hesitation in falling deep to show to his team-mates as they sought to take the sting out of any idea Cardiff had of mounting a comeback. Then there was concern for Diaz after he lay on the grass grimacing in agony after taking a heavy fall after attempting a headbutt,” the newspaper reported.
Even Klopp looked on with a concerned expression on his face, though any fear was soon dispelled as Diaz got to his feet and walked off the pitch.
“Cardiff’s Aden Flint cleats had landed on Diaz’s knee while he was on the ground. Welcome to English football,” concluded The Mirror.