Jamie Carragher singles out “Brilliant” Liverpool star for Praise following impressive display against Benfica
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has labelled the club star player Luis Diaz as “brilliant” on Instagram after a superb performance in the 3-1 win over Benfica.
Jurgen Klopp chose to start Sadio Mane down the middle, with Diaz who recently joined Liverpool from Benfica’s rivals Porto,
on the left and Mo Salah on the right. It worked to perfection as Liverpool secured a 3-1 win.
Ibrahima Konate opened the scoring for the Reds and scored his first Reds goal from an Andy Robertson corner. Diaz provided the assist for the second and headed a ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold to Mane for a tap in.
The host pulled one back, as Rafa Silva’s cross found the excellent Darwin Nunez who finished well. The Reds had to try their luck when Benfica created chances, but Diaz undoubtedly settled the first leg in the 87th minute.
The Columbian was given a through ball on goal by Naby Keita inch-perfectly, he rounded the goalkeeper before sliding a left-footed effort into the net.
Liverpool missed several chances on Tuesday night that would have seen them score five or six. Salah should have squared to Mane in the first half, Diaz had other chances and Diogo Jota missed a one on one.
However, the victory should see the Reds ease into the semi-finals in the return leg at Anfield in a week time.