Liverpool’s Luis Diaz has returned to first-team training, providing a significant boost for the team. The Colombian winger was expected to have a big season for the Reds but suffered a serious knee injury against Arsenal in October and hasn’t played since. Although he was expected to return in December, Diaz suffered a new setback that delayed his return even further. However, he is now back in training with his teammates, and his return has excited Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, who believes Diaz was the team’s best player before his injury setbacks.
Fowler said that while Sadio Mane was a massive loss for Liverpool this year, the man brought in to replace him, Diaz, was arguably their best player before he got injured. Diaz made 12 appearances this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists. Fowler believes that when building teams, you can’t depend on one player, and that should be the same for Diaz.
Liverpool has work to do to secure a top-four finish, sitting seven points behind Tottenham in fourth place, albeit with two games in hand. Their next game is against title-chasing Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime, live on talkSPORT. Diaz’s return could play a key role in helping Liverpool towards a top-four finish.
In addition to Diaz’s return, there was also a boost as Darwin Nunez was spotted in training after withdrawing from international duty due to an ankle injury suffered against Real Madrid earlier this month. While the striker’s return is a boost as the end-of-season run-in approaches, it’s Diaz’s return that has excited Liverpool fans and players alike. Diaz reunited with his best mate Curtis Jones during training, and Liverpool fans are hoping to see the two on the pitch together soon.
Liverpool has had a challenging season with injuries to key players, including Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. However, the team has shown resilience and determination, and with Diaz’s return, they will be hoping to finish the season on a high note. Liverpool fans will be eagerly awaiting Diaz’s return to the pitch and hoping that he can help the team secure a top-four finish.