Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Luis Diaz has become close to English duo Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones since joining Liverpool.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference via Liverpool FC on YouTube, Klopp shared his surprise at the alliance.
Diaz has naturally fitted in with his Spanish speaking counterparts at the club, but the manager is perplexed at just how the Colombian communicates with Elliott and Jones.
“He communicates really with everybody without really speaking the language,” said Klopp. “Ok, we have the Spanish faction, they are really close, they helped him so much. Thiago, Fab, Ali, Bobby – Adrian is great in these aspects.
But he’s really close with Curtis, he’s really close with Harvey. I’ve no idea how they talk to be honest but they’re really close. On an emotional basis they are like this and they were after a week and it’s really strange!”
Just the beginning for Diaz
To Diaz’s eternal credit, he has taken to life at Liverpool like a duck to water.
It would have been easy for him to stay amongst his native speakers when arriving in a new country, especially over the first few months. But the 25-year-old has obviously instead made sure he is getting to know everyone at the club.
These are brilliant signs that the forward is setting himself up for a long career ahead at Anfield.
His displays on the pitch and his endlessly smiley personality appear to have already long won over Klopp and his teammates.
The Anfield crowd are well on their way to falling in love too. If Liverpool can win the quadruple this season, in many ways he will be the symbol of it.
The Reds were already on their way to an excellent season before he joined. Since his arrival though, Liverpool have taken things up several notches.
It’s hard to see how you can really top what Liverpool have done during Diaz’s first few months at the club. The number 23 is just getting started, mind. Judging from the way he attacks every game, he’ll surely find a way to hit even further heights.