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West Ham defender Ben Johnson names Liverpool forward as his toughest opponent this season

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West Ham defender Ben Johnson names Liverpool forward as his toughest opponent this season

West Ham defender Ben Johnson has showered praise on Liverpool star Luis Diaz for adapting to life easily at England.

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The Anfield outfit secured the services of Luis Diaz from Portuguese side FC Porto in January for a deal worth up to £50 million.

The reds viewed the 25-year-old as a summer target, but interest from Tottenham Hotspur forced them to bring their plans forward.

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Luis Diaz was made his Premier League debut against Leicester City. (photo credit: Getty Images)

Diaz has taken just little time to adapt to life in England and has made 12 appearances for the Reds already and have scored twice in the process as well.

The Englishman has named the Colombian as the best player he has faced this season.

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The defender also hailed the Liverpool attacker as an ‘extraordinary player’.

He said on The FPL Show:

“Luis Diaz from Liverpool, yeah. Wow, [he is] an extraordinary player. He’s so sharp, he tracks back, he’s strong, he’s got a good leap.

“So he has adapted to life in England so quickly and to play for a top club like Liverpool.”

Since making his Premier League debut against Leicester City on February 10, the Luis Diaz leads the Premier League for most carries of the ball with a take-on [15].

In other news, Jurgen Klopp explains why Luis Diaz was benched against Watford

 

 

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