Liverpool attacker Luis Diaz, who scored two goals for Colombia against Brazil, has been tentatively linked with a move to Barcelona
Daiz’s father has spoken out on the reports linking his son with Barcelona.
The parents of the Colombian winger became known by Liverpool fans and the footballing world as a whole after they were the victims of a kidnapping.
Diaz’s father was eventually released by his captors, just over a week ago, and was in attendance to see his son score twice in an emotional comeback win over Brazil on Friday morning.
Despite the turmoil that the 26-year-old was subjected to in his personal life, Diaz still managed to salvage a point for Liverpool with a late goal against Luton earlier this month, upon his return to the team.
His two goals for Colombia further highlight why the former Porto forward has become a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
His performances have led to shock claims that Barcelona could be interested in signing the Liverpool forward.
Diaz’s father was asked about his son possibly moving to Barcelona in the future and admitted that he has always been a supporter of the Catalan giants.
“[The] truth is that I know very little about Barcelona at the moment,” Diaz Snr. told Win Sports, as reported by Sport Witness.
“It is true that Luis is a loyal Barcelona fan and it would be his dream to go there. So far I would like to thank Porto and Liverpool for the way they welcomed him and received him.
“Luis is a player who finds it easy to win over because of the way he is, because of his humility, his work, his dedication, he is a very disciplined player, thank God.
“There would be no problem if Luis came to Barcelona because it is a top team and one of the best in the world.”
It is unlikely that Diaz will let any transfer speculation affect his performances, though, as he looks to add to his five goal contributions so far this season.
His brace against Brazil will also be a positive sign for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s important clash with Manchester City on Saturday, November 25.