Liverpool fans saw the return of Luis Diaz to the starting XI as the Colombian international impressed in an incredible Premier League encounter against Tottenham.
The 26-year-old bagged Liverpool’s second of the match in a thrilling 4-3 win against the north London giants as Diaz marked his return to the starting XI with a fine finish past Hugo Lloris, extending the Anfield side’s winning run to four in the league.
With Diaz back to his best and finding the back of the net, Liverpool fans were in dreamland with the South American’s performance, with some supporters voicing their praise for the attacker on Twitter.
Diaz is a sensational player he has it all we really have missed him badly.— R1ch (@noneshall_pass) April 30, 2023
Words can't describe how happy I am to see Diaz back. What a player.— Tobi☄️ (@t_gxdberLFC) April 30, 2023
Diaz is him man idc— ~ (@TheLfcKop) April 30, 2023
Diaz is such a game changer, while we haven't been perfect this season it could have been alot different if he didn't get that injury early on 🙌— Terry (@Terry_LFC6) April 30, 2023
Seeing Luis Diaz back on the pitch is giving me lots of feels. #LFC #YNWA #LIVTOT— Cedar Hollow Cards (@CedarHCards) April 30, 2023
I love Luis diaz— Lfc_chef (@Chris190188) April 30, 2023
Diaz marks Liverpool return in stunning style vs Tottenham
Diaz’s return has been anticipated for quite some time, with the former FC Porto star one of Liverpool’s most important players since joining the club in January 2022, and the attacker marked his first start since the injury in sensational style.
The 26-year-old formed a new-look front-three with Cody Gakpo leading the line as Mohamed Salah took up his right-wing position, and the trio, for the first 20 minutes against Tottenham, were in fine song, with Diaz’s goal arguably the pick of the bunch from the forwards.
Indeed, Liverpool’s win against Tottenham has now sent the Anfield side above Spurs in the Premier League table to fifth, and with Diaz now back on the scoresheet, the Reds have an almighty weapon on their hands in the weeks to come, as supporters know very well already.
With Fulham next up for Liverpool, Diaz could again be in Klopp’s starting XI as the Merseyside side look to close the gap between them and Manchester United, with the winger’s return a potential turning point if the Colombian can continue his goalscoring form.