Liverpool forward Luis Diaz scored an ‘incredible’ goal during yesterday’s pre-season loss against Bayern Munich.
Diaz put Liverpool 3-2 up in the second-half of Wednesday’s friendly, before Bayern ultimately came back to win the game. That was a shame for the Colombian, who’s goal was good enough to win any occasion.
Nevertheless, covering the match for LFCTV, Liverpool Women’s striker Natasha Dowie raved about Diaz’s strike and overall performance.
“Except for the winner [from Bayern], this was my favourite goal. It was just incredible,” said the pundit. “The switch of play, on the half volley, to be able to play that… but then it’s his desire which is what I love.
“He runs past two players and could easily go down but he’s hungry for this goal. A lot of players would feel the contact and go down for a penalty there but that’s what I love about Diaz. His energy, his desire and you know you will get 100% from him every game.”
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After a few question marks have been raised about his goalscoring output, it was great to see Lucho on the scoresheet yesterday.
And what a way to do it, too. Having started the move with a delightful flat, long-distance switch to Mohamed Salah, Diaz raced 60 yards to make himself available for the one-two.
Collecting Mo’s pass into the area, he danced around the defender’s challenge and lashed a finish into the far corner.
It was the kind of goal Sadio Mane would have been proud of, and was a sure sign that the Colombia international does have a deeply clinical edge.
It’s the type of thing we’re going to have to see regularly from him this season if he wants a regular starting spot.
As Dowie points out though, the £38m signing from Porto looks as hungry and energetic as ever. Having been left out of the starting XI, Diaz was clearly determined to make his mark. In the end he did, and what a way to do it, too.