‘Significant Downgrade On Peak Mane’ ‘Best Winger In The Prem’ Fans Disagree On Liverpool Star’s Recent Form

‘Significant Downgrade On Peak Mane’ ‘Best Winger In The Prem’ Fans Disagree On Liverpool Star’s Recent Form

Liverpool winger Luis Diaz’s recent performances have come under scrutiny from sections of the fanbase. 

While the Colombian international is continually picked to start the Reds’ most important games by manager Jurgen Klopp, he has not scored or provided an assist in the Premier League since the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on August 19th.

That barren spell has prompted debate on whether Diaz deserves to keep his place in the starting lineup with fans on X pretty much split down the middle:

Diaz is a mercurial talent

The 26-year-old is one of those players who can create something out of nothing, and there is no doubting his ability.

However, Diaz is far more of an individual than his predecessor Sadio Mane. He likes to carry the ball long distances, and he does lack finesse when linking up with his teammates.

Liverpool’s front three is struggling to gel

Although Klopp has settled on his preferred front three of Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah, there hasn’t been a great deal of chemistry between them so far.

Nunez and Salah link up well, but neither have the same connection with Diaz. That could still change but it is hard not to feel that there is something missing. It’s certainly not a fluid as it was once with Mane, Firmino and Salah.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.