Players - Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz
Birthdate: 13 January 1997
Birthplace: Barrancas, Colombia
Other clubs: Barranquilla (2016-17), Atletico Junior (2017-19), Porto (2019-22)
Bought from: Porto
Signed for LFC: £50m, 30.01.2022
International debut: 11.09.2018 vs Argentina
International caps: 32/7
Liverpool debut: 06.02.2022
Last appearance: 01.10.2022
Debut goal: 19.02.2022
Last goal: 07.09.2022
Contract expiry: 30.06.2027
Win ratio: 69.44% W:25 D:7 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 3.6
Games/assists ratio: 7.2
Honours: Copa America Joint top-scorer 2021, League Cup 2022, FA Cup 2022
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
League games / goals / assists: 20 / 7 / 4
Total games / goals / assists: 36 / 10 / 5

Player Profile

Luis Diaz is he first Columbian player to appear for Liverpool FC. Born in 1997, he was raised in Barrancas, not far from Columbia's border with Venezuela. However the first time he left the country was in 2015 when he represented Columbia in the Copa America of Indigenous People, held in Chile. He scored twice as Columbia reached the final, losing to Uruguay. Diaz had now done enough to secure his first professional contract and he signed for second tier Barranquilla, an affiliate club of leading side Atletico Junior. There was no doubt about his talent but there were concerns over his ability to meet the physical demands of the game. A pasta diet, which saw him gain ten kilos, soon resolved that and by 2017 he was ready to take the step up to Junior. He won the league title, reached the Copa Sudamerica final and became a regular for the national side. It was no surprise when European clubs came calling and in 2019 he joined Porto. 

 

Diaz earned international recognition when he was the joint top-scorer with Lionel Messi with four goals in Copa America in 2021 when Colombia finished third. Diaz continued his scoring exploits with Porto in 2021/22 with 14 goals in 18 appearances in the Primeira Liga. His speed, aggressiveness in the final third and a deadly eye for goal fits perfectly with Klopp's style of play and Liverpool were tipped to make a move for him in the summer. However when Spurs looked to have agreed a fee with Porto in the January transfer window, Liverpool stepped in, sending a delegation out to Argentina where he was on international duty to secure the deal and conduct a medical. Despite only arriving on Merseyside 48 hours beforehand, Diaz played half an hour of Liverpool's fourth round FA Cup tie with Cardiff at Anfield, setting up a goal for Takumi Minamino.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 20 5 1 9 1 36
2021-2022 13 5 1 7 0 26
2022-2023 7 0 0 2 1 10
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
3 195 Manchester City
2 195 Chelsea
2 180 Newcastle United
2 160 Manchester United
2 156 Benfica
2 134 Brighton & Hove Albion
2 125 Villarreal
2 120 Everton
2 95 Norwich City
2 38 Inter Milan
1 90 Ajax
1 90 Bournemouth
1 90 Crystal Palace
1 90 Napoli
1 90 Wolves
1 90 West Ham United
1 90 Tottenham
1 89 Leicester City
1 84 Leeds United
1 78 Fulham
1 71 Aston Villa
1 65 Real Madrid
1 56 Arsenal
1 32 Cardiff City
1 26 Nottingham Forest
Total Started/substitutions
27 Started
3 On the bench
9 Substitute
16 Substituted
Total Venue
18 Home
15 Away
3 Neutral
Total Competition
20 Premier League
9 Champions League
5 FA Cup
1 League Cup
1 Community Shield
Total W D L Win % Manager
36 25 7 4 69.4% Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 7 0 0 3 0 10
2021-2022 4 0 0 2 0 6
2022-2023 3 0 0 1 0 4
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
9 Started
1 Substitute
Total Competition
7 Premier League
3 Champions League
Total Goal minute period
2 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
1 46-60 minutes
3 61-75 minutes
3 76-90 minutes
Total Goal origin
10 Open play
Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 1 0 5
2021-2022 3 0 0 1 0 4
2022-2023 1 0 0 0 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's assists
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 06.02.2022 Cardiff City Anfield FA Cup
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 81 19.02.2022 Norwich City Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Atletico Junior 2017 Columbia 1 2 0 6 1
Atletico Junior 2018 Columbia 1 37 13 56 16
Atletico Junior 2019 Columbia 1 17 2 24 3
Porto 2019-2020 Portugal 1 29 6 50 14
Porto 2020-2021 Portugal 1 30 6 47 11
Porto 2021-2022 Portugal 1 18 14 27 17
Total 133 41 210 62