Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp backs Luis Diaz to become regular goalscorer

By: Reuters |

August 15, 2022 1:31:06 pm

When asked if Diaz is a player who can score 10-15 goals in a season, Klopp told reporters; "Definitely, that is his quality. We need to see it but of course, that is his potential." (Twitter)

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has backed Luis Diaz to become a consistent threat in front of goal for the Premier League club, saying the team’s set-up will help the Colombian emulate Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s goalscoring exploits.

Diaz has quickly settled in since joining Liverpool from Porto in January but has not yet been able to match his goalscoring output in Portugal. The 25-year-old came close to netting in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Fulham, flashing a shot across the face of the goal, but was denied by the post.

When asked if Diaz is a player who can score 10-15 goals in a season, Klopp told reporters; “Definitely, that is his quality. We need to see it but of course, that is his potential.”

“You see the situations he (Diaz) had (at Fulham), big chances, and he was unlucky,” added Klopp, speaking ahead of Monday’s home fixture against Crystal Palace.”He had these blocked moments already a couple of times but he’s in a really good shape actually, he looks really good — and that’s more important for me, that he’s in these situations.”

Subscriber Only StoriesView AllPremiumExplainSpeaking | India at 75: 11 charts to understand how far India has …PremiumWhy a majority of Muslims opposed Jinnah’s idea of Partition and stayed o…PremiumDelhi Confidential: Who will hoist the Tricolour at the AICC headquarters…PremiumJustice Uday Umesh Lalit: ‘If (our) action is not up to the mark, s…

Egypt’s Salah and Senegal’s Mane, who joined Bayern Munich in June, have thrived in front of goal for Liverpool in recent seasons, and Klopp said the club’s system was tailor-made to develop attacking talent.

“It’s the way we play, it’s the way we bring the boys in the situations,” Klopp said.
Top Sports News Now

Click here for more

“But it’s the way we play, with how we position the players, how we protect the players, where we win the balls back and all these kind of things … That’s why they will be in a lot of goalscoring situations.”


Explained by The Indian Express
Do not just read the news. Understand it. Read our daily explainers

Read now

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.

First published on: 15-08-2022 at 01:31:06 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.