Michael Owen reckons Luis Diaz will “match into the Liverpool FC group like a glove” after the Colombia worldwide made his Premier League debut in a 2-0 win in opposition to Leicester City at Anfield.
The Reds signed the 25-year-old in a £37.5m deal from FC Porto within the January switch window after Liverpool FC escalated their curiosity in Diaz following Tottenham Hotspur’s reported pursuit of the Colombian attacker.
Diaz was a second-half substitute within the 3-1 win over Cardiff City within the FA Cup and the January signing teed up Takumi Minamino for his objective within the cup tie at Anfield.
The South American attacker was handed his first Premier League look for the go to of Leicester and Diaz regarded a menace on the left wing with Andy Robertson for again up.
Diaz completed with 4 photographs on targets, 5 profitable dribbles and a go completion fee of 91 per cent earlier than he was changed by Minamino within the ultimate minutes of the Premier League conflict.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen was impressed with Diaz’s efficiency of their 2-0 victory over Leicester on Thursday evening.
“We had been simply drooling over him for about quarter-hour,” Owen instructed BT Sport.
“He hasn’t executed something specifically the place he’s created an unbelievable likelihood.
“He appears to be like fast, vigorous, urgent the ball and working at individuals. He appears to be like like a Liverpool participant.
“He appears to be like like he’ll match into the group like a glove. He appears to be like like a participant who belongs in a purple shirt.”
Diogo Jota broke the impasse earlier than half-time when the Portugal worldwide reacted quickest after Virgil van Dijk’s preliminary header was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
The previous Wolves ahead doubled his tally with three minutes remaining when Jota managed to squeeze a end previous the Leicester goalkeeper to seal three factors.
Liverpool FC will tackle Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon earlier than the Reds welcome Norwich City to Anfield per week later.