Manchester City and Liverpool tied 1-1 at the Etihad on matchday 13 of the Premier League, in one of the matches that has become an unmissable rivalry in recent years. Luis Díaz was not a starter, but for the second half he came on to replace Diogo Jota, who had physical discomfort, and ended up giving up the position to the Colombian on the left wing.
For City, Erling Haaland opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a great finish to reach his 50th goal in the Premier. But for the complement, Klopp’s team equalized it at 80′ in a play in which Lucho participated, being patient with Kyle Walker, changing the ball to Mohamed Salah, who then assisted Trent Alexander-Arnold for equality.
Mane Díaz stole the spotlight at Etihad
Once Liverpool scored and the players celebrated on the field, the international television cameras headed towards the area of the stands where Luis Manuel Díaz, Lucho’s father, was watching the match. Mane, as he is popularly known, excitedly celebrated the Reds’ draw, although the cameras had already focused on him in the first half.
Unfortunately, Luis Díaz’s father became globally overcooked after being kidnapped by the ELN on October 28 in Barrancas, La Guajira, by the ELN guerrilla group, which claimed responsibility for his captivity and after 12 days he was put in custody. freedom in an operation in which entities such as the UN and the Catholic Church intervened. The international press reacted to this situation because it was the relative of the biggest star that Colombia has at the moment and who plays for one of the most important teams on the planet.
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Luis Manuel Díaz also stole the spotlight during the Colombian National Team’s match against Brazil at the Metropolitano de Barranquilla, where he was also present and celebrated his son’s two matches with which the national team made history and won for the first time in the Qualifiers. to the Canarinha.
Once matchday 5 of the qualifiers was over, Lucho’s parents traveled to Liverpool on a private plane that the team made available so they could spend the December festivities with their son, whom they waited for at home after the match. against Paraguay in which Colombia won.
Klopp reacted to the presence of Díaz’s family
“They (family) are already here, so Díaz will have more moments to share with the whole family, that’s good. I’m happy that they are together and everything is fine right now. The club helped them a lot, which was great,” the coach began by saying to Sky Sports.
“Despite all the bad things about the situation, the whole group reacted, which was really good. Now that they are here, that is great and it is a good combination for the Christmas season, with the family here,” he concluded after the game with City ended.
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