Originally published on 1st December 2021
FC Porto’s Luis Diaz has been linked with a move to Liverpool over the course of the last few months. Publications like the Daily Mail have shared reports on how the Reds will plot a move for the Colombian international in the January transfer window, but that looks like a distant truth at the moment (as most stories in the Daily Mail!).
But let’s look at the player in some detail. Diaz is a left-winger/wide left-sided midfielder by trade, with a stronger right foot to cut inside from the left-hand side and be a menace for opposition defenders.
Since joining Porto in the summer of 2019 from Colombian side Junior FC, the 24-year-old has played 116 games in all competitions – scoring 37 goals and assisting 16. He has played 31 times for the Colombian national team, scoring seven goals. He has played 12 of the 14 World Cup qualifiers, scoring twice in a team that itself is running at a goal per game.
Below, we have an in-depth scout report on the 24-year-old, whose reputation has been on the up in the last year or so. Then, we will look at how, if at all, he could fit in to the Liverpool system under Jürgen Klopp.
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