Díaz va por su primera semifinal en Champions

Díaz va por su primera semifinal en Champions

L uis Díaz is experiencing the best moment of his career and this was confirmed by his coach, Jürgen Klopp. “I didn’t know how much Diaz enjoys training. I’m not sure I’ve seen someone like that before, always smiling. How quickly has he adapted? We didn’t know before, but it wasn’t difficult for him”, said the German strategist prior to this Wednesday’s match (2:00 pm) between the Reds and Benfica, for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

But the praise for the guajiro does not only come from the members of the English team, but from other soccer people who highlight the work done by the one born in Barrancas. “Without a doubt he is a great player who is finding and conquering his place in the team. I am sure he will play a crucial role in Liverpool’s success in the years to come,” said two-time world champion Rivaldo, a Betfair ambassador from Brazil.

for the semi-final

Liverpool, six-time winner of the Champions League, hosts Benfica at Anfiled after the 3-1 victory in the first leg played on Portuguese soil. There, Díaz was a figure after scoring a goal and making an assist.

The last precedent in a definition of direct elimination between these two teams occurred in the quarterfinals of the 2009/2010 Champions League, in which the Reds prevailed 5-3 on aggregate.

The Reds come to this match on a positive streak, as in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City in the Premier League, they reached their sixth consecutive game without defeat in all competitions. And they are still second in the English league, one point behind those led by Pep Guardiola. While those from Lisbon, who hope to come back from the series, over the weekend beat Belenenses 3-1 in the Portuguese League and with 64 points they are third