“What a player”: John Terry hails €60million Liverpool star after stunning Everton display

Luis Diaz made an incredible impact from the bench against Everton and even accidentally assisted Divock Origi with a bicycle kick.

The Colombian has won hearts and minds on Merseyside and now has two assists and a goal in his last two appearances for the Reds.

Diaz terrorises Manchester United at Anfield before Everton cameo

The 25-year-old was stunning in midweek as Liverpool took their Premier League aggregate lead this season over the Red Devils to 9-0.

Luis Diaz

Diaz scored the opening goal of the game within 5 minutes as he raced in behind United’s sluggish defence to finish a pass from Mohamed Salah.

It was a sign of things to come from the Colombian as he was a menace for Aaron Wan Bissaka all game and would later assist Sadio Mane’s sweeping finish to make it 3-0.

Diaz now has 4 goals and 3 assists for Liverpool since joining the Reds for €60million in the winter transfer window.

Everton can’t handle Diaz in electric 30-minute cameo

While Everton did well to last as long as they did, with Andy Robertson’s crucial opener coming after 62 minutes, Diaz terrorised the Blues after his introduction.

Luis Diaz

The Colombian’s first touch was a sensational piece of skill to control the ball before he lured Seamus Coleman in with a tight second touch, allowing him to explode past the right-back.

He almost made it 2-0 at the front post but the ball was blocked by Pickford.

Everton would concede again and while he was trying to score, Diaz deserves credit for his assist to Divock Origi after his bicycle kick bounced into the Belgian’s path and he wasted no time in making 2-0.

John Terry praises Diaz after bicycle kick assist

The assist to Origi saw Twitter go into overdrive as fans, pundits and rival fans reacted to what was an audacious attempt at scoring.

Former Chelsea centre-back, John Terry, was among those that praised the Liverpool winger as the Reds clawed back to within one point of Manchester City in the title race.

Writing on Twitter, Terry said: “What a player this man is.”

Liverpool have a special player in Luis Diaz

The Colombian is truly special and in spite of the fact that he isn’t yet fluent in English, he seems to have a connection with his teammates that transcends language.

With several months until the start of next season, the hope is that he returns after the summer break with a greater understanding of English which would only help him take his game to the next level on Merseyside.

He might still need an interpreter to understand Andy Robertson though!

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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