Luis Díaz to follow in the footsteps of Juan Cuadrado in Premier | Colombians Abroad

What Faustino Hernán Asprilla did not do in the best moment of Newcastle, nor Hamilton Ricard with Middlesbrough, nor Juan Pablo Ángel with Aston Villa, much less Hugo Rodallega with Fulham or Wigan, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado managed to do. Today, the native of Necoclí, Antioquia is the only Colombian to lift the Premier League, and Luis Fernando Díaz wants to emulate him seven years later.

In the history of the Premier League, several Colombian players have played a leading role, but only one of them has been able to win the league title in the most competitive tournament in the world. In 1996 and 1997, Faustino Asprilla’s Newcastle came close to breaking the league’s trophyless stats for a Colombian. Well, the ‘Magpies’ got the runner-up behind Manchester United.

18 years later, on May 3, 2015, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado played 45 minutes in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace. This triumph allowed the man from Antioquia to win the Premier League, three dates before the end of the tournament. Thus, he also won history as the first Colombian champion of the English league.

With the brand new signing of Luis Díaz from Liverpool, the Anfield team has made it difficult for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. An exorbitant level of ‘Lucho’, who links the game with Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mané. The adaptation of him in the club led by Jürgen Klopp makes the fans dream of achieving the Uefa Champions League, FA Cup and the Premier League.

In the heads-up match with Manchester City, Liverpool equaled two goals in the Premier, a match that could have defined the competition. Subsequently, a tough clash against Manchester United, an English classic, but with great simplicity, and with a goal and an assist from Luis Díaz, they partially surpassed the citizens in the table.

Luis Díaz continues to win the hearts of Jürgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans. It took him just four minutes to open the scoring, and make history by scoring the ‘Reds’ goal number 400 under the German’s helmsman.

With 74 points, two more than his rival in the table, ‘Lucho’s’ team climbed to the top while waiting for Manchester City to host Brighton. Díaz already knows what it’s like to celebrate trophies in England for winning the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.

It seems as if Luis Díaz has been at Anfield for several years, since since his arrival, he has left excellent impressions and little by little he is unseating Diogo Jota in that position. The peasant will try to follow in the footsteps and path of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado as the second Colombian to win the Premier League.



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