News From Liverpool: “He fits like a glove” – Jurgen Klopp’s praise for FA Cup standout Luis Diaz

It has taken no time for Diaz to slot into this phenomenal Liverpool side, and the Colombian was again central to the Reds picking up silverware on Saturday.

Having already stood out in the League Cup final triumph over Chelsea, he was again the key outlet in the FA Cup final against the same side, his pace on the left flank proving impossible to deal with.

The 37.5 million signing from Porto went close to opening the scoring on a number of occasions, and speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp suggested that was all that was missing from his performance.

What a boy, what a story, what a playerbut he should have scored! he said.

I think we agree, he agrees probably.

The speed he has is insane, not to forget he played on the side of Chalobah and Reece James, and getting in a situation like this is absolutely unlikely.

The big chance he had in the first half, I think it was a pass from Trent we can talk about his performance as well, by the way and he should have scored in that moment, with his quality.

Thats how it is, but what a player, hes outstanding.

The level and consistency at which Diaz is performing is remarkable considering he only joined at the end of the January transfer window and still barely speaks any English.

He instead communicates on the pitch with an innate understanding with his team-mates, which is a credit to the clubs recruitment staff for identifying to perfect fit for Liverpool.

Hes a fantastic boy, Klopp continued.

Its so funny, we hugged each other after the game just shouting vamos and whatever, the few words I know in similar languages. Its so funny.

But he gets our football, 100 percent. We thought we saw that at Porto, but that it really is like this, I feel lucky as well to be honest.

He fits like a glove to our football, and thats really, really special.

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