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Liverpool star shows why Klopp called him 'crazy' as he's pictured training with former club this week

Liverpool star Luis Diaz was pictured training with his old club, Atlético Junior this week. The Colombian hasn’t exactly gone on holiday.

Liverpool’s season finally came to an end a little over a week ago. The Reds played every single possible game across their 2021/22 campaign, resulting in an intense schedule. The Champions League final brought that to a close, albeit with disappointment.

Some of the players immediately linked up with their international sides, of course. Those that didn’t then went on holiday in order to rest up for the new season.

All but one, it seems. Luis Diaz went back to Colombia but instead of resting on a beach, he’s actually training with his old side.

The winger was pictured in a training session with Atlético Junior, the club that gave Diaz his big break before selling him to FC Porto in 2019. It appears the player still have decent connections there and journalist Pipe Sierra shared a photo of Diaz enjoying a session.

Luis Diaz off training in Colombia

The natural reaction to this is ‘he should be resting!’, of course. In all honesty, though, this is completely harmless and Diaz is almost certainly going through less strenuous stuff than anyone who’s with a national side.

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The Liverpool man wasn’t with Colombia for their recent friendly with Saudi Arabia, presumably to allow him some rest. While he isn’t exactly using that time to rest, Diaz is still getting time off.

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So really, this is just the latest sign that Diaz just really, really loves training. Jurgen Klopp actually talked about this back in April, saying it’s ‘crazy’ how much the player smiles in training.

“I didn’t know how much he enjoys training, I had no idea,” said Klopp, per Liverpoolfc.com. “I’m not sure I ever saw somebody like that.

“I said it before, he cannot stop smiling during training. He just can’t stop. It’s crazy.”

Diaz is simply having the exact kind of holiday he wants, then – playing more football. Liverpool can simply embrace the fact they have a player like that, who’s quickly looking like one of the most exciting around.

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