Liverpool is close to signing Porto star Luis Diaz: What can he provide to Jurgen Klopp’s side?

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool and Luis Diaz have agreed on personal terms over a move to Anfield. They are now discussing the final details of the move and preparing the paperwork. The Reds have been linked with the Colombian for quite some time and will look forward to finalizing the deal before the deadline.

Liverpool have also fallen prey to absentees due to AFCON. Key players like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Naby Keita are busy with their international duties. Moreover, the future of some players at Liverpool is uncertain. Sadio Mane is experiencing a dip in the form whereas Mohamed Salah is facing complications while renewing his contract.

Consequently, Liverpool will have to sign a few replacements if their star players leave. Luis Diaz has emerged as one of Liverpool’s target for the left-wing position. Diogo Jota has gotten familiar with the center forward role and Roberto Firmino is also not what he was a few years ago.

Luis Diaz is one of Porto’s most important players in the last few years but is likely to leave for Liverpool. He has scored 19 goals and assisted 4 in 29 appearances in all competitions for Porto. The 25-year-old has been consistent for most of the season and can achieve a lot more for Liverpool.

What can Luis Diaz provide Liverpool?

Luis Diaz will provide the much-needed depth to Liverpool. He can also push for the starting lineup with his quality. This can create healthy competition between Liverpool wingers. Mane and Jota will be more motivated and deliver more in each match due to the competition. However, the depth he will provide will also be fruitful instead of just a player to fill up the space.

Diaz takes 3 shots, makes 2 key passes while completing 2.7 dribbles per game (stats via whoscored). These stats can improve under Klopp with Liverpool’s attacking style of play. The high press of Liverpool will allow Diaz to get in more attacking positions for Liverpool. He can get more freedom to attack with a strong base at the back.

Liverpool have fallen short of Manchester City in the Premier League. They are now 9 points behind the Citizens. The Reds have to close this gap and Luis Diaz can help them achieve that. Moreover, they will also have big help from Diaz due to his experience in the UCL with Porto.

Whether Luis Diaz will adapt to the Premier League is still a question for many. However, he is a great talent to have in the squad. Liverpool must get the best out of Luis Diaz to justify the price they are paying for the Colombian. Moreover, Luis Diaz will face good competition from the Liverpool players to get into the first team.

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