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'There is a place': Liverpool player told he would shine at Real Madrid, he'd start over Vinicius

Colombian legend Faustino Asprilla has claimed that Liverpool star Luis Diaz would instantly command a starting spot at Real Madrid.

Diaz has been brilliant since arriving at Liverpool in January. And speaking to ESPN Deportes, Asprilla said his countryman has now shown that he is good enough to play for any team.

“The doubt was whether this boy (Diaz) was going to have a place; a place was opened up,” said the 52-year-old as translated by Sport Witness. “If there is a place in Liverpool, there is a place in Real Madrid.”

Asprilla then went even further by declaring exactly which player Diaz would consign to the bench in Madrid.

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“Don’t tell me that Vinicius is going to put him on the bench, never in his life,” he said.

Liverpool’s quality now greater than Real Madrid’s

Diaz has been excellent in pretty much every game he has played for Liverpool since arriving from Porto. The 25-year-old already has three Premier League goals in just seven starts.

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But while we agree with the sentiment – Diaz would surely slot into any team on the planet on current form, the inference from Asprilla is that Madrid are stronger than Liverpool.

That simply isn’t the case right now. Vinicius himself is a case in point. Whilst being an exceptional player on his day, the 21-year-old would struggle to get into Liverpool’s current team. Although Klopp would surely be able to turn him into a world-beater if he were to join The Reds.

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As they showed against Manchester City last night, Carlo Ancelotti’s charges are a match for any team in Europe. But how many of his starting eleven last night would slot into Klopp’s team?

Karim Benzema is probably the best player in the world right now and Luka Modric is still a magician in the middle of the pitch. Other than that, man-for-man, Liverpool look stronger.

That could be put to the test should both teams make it to the Champions League final next month.

If they do both manage to squeeze through though, Liverpool’s greater quality should give them a good chance of putting the demons of the loss in 2018 to bed to win a seventh European Cup.

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