Jamie Carragher applauds Liverpool star Luis Diaz after “brilliant” performance in the win over Chelsea.
Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher has singled out the “brilliant” Luis Diaz for special praise after his impressive performance in the Reds League Cup final win over Chelsea FC on Sunday.
The Colombia international played the full 120 minutes at Wembley as he helped Jurgen Klopp’s men defeat the Blues on penalties and claim their first trophy of the season.
Diaz joined Liverpool FC from FC Porto in the January transfer window and has slotted seamlessly into the Reds team, with the attacking midfielder having already featured five times for the Merseyside outfit in all competitions.
The 25-year-old produced another fantastic display on Sunday as he helped Liverpool Fc secure victory over Chelsea.
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he has been extremely impressed by what he has seen from Diaz so far for the Reds, tipping him to have a strong season with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Carragher said: “The interesting point about the Diaz signing is Liverpool only signed him because Tottenham went for him.
“I think he could make a massive difference to Liverpool at this stage of the season not just because of his performances, he was brilliant today but you think what Liverpool’s team would have been if he hadn’t signed.
“[Diogo] Jota wasn’t right, [Roberto] Firmino missed out so you would’ve gone into the game with just [Mo] Salah and [Sadio] Mane and maybe [Takumi] Minamino and [Divock] Origi who we know isn’t quite at their level whereas Diaz is at their level.
“This fella could make a huge difference for Liverpool in terms of winning trophies.”
Also, Red’s boss Klopp admitted that he was thrilled that his side gave Liverpool FC fans something to celebrate with Sunday’s triumph in north London.
Our fans were obviously quite happy about the whole thing tonight, the atmosphere was outstanding, I really loved it,” Klopp said after the game.
“And after the game, it was nice to celebrate with the people after a long time without having any reason to celebrate something, or not the opportunity to celebrate something. So, I’m really happy about the whole thing.”
Next for Liverpool FC is the home game against Norwich City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.