Luis Diaz could be back with a bang’
Paul Gorst: Having been arguably Liverpool’s best player in the early weeks of last season, the knee injury to Luis Diaz in October was a huge blow for both player and team. A six-month absence saw him unable to help as Jurgen Klopp’s men slipped further and further away from the summit.
By the time his April comeback arrived, following surgery in December, it was generally accepted that Liverpool wouldn’t see the best of the electric Colombian until next season. And with the pre-season schedule now almost upon us, it’s time for Diaz to get back to his best.
A full and uninterrupted summer period can see the new No.7 get back to those sort of displays we saw regularly during the early months of his move from Porto at the end of January in 2022. A fully-fit and firing Diaz can add a new dimension to an attacking department bursting with talent.
In truth, Diaz probably needs a big summer to properly bounce back from that injury nightmare of 22/23 and he will be raring to go, you suspect. His dribbling ability and tenacious mindset have to be backed up by more goal contributions this season.