Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from Porto last month and the Colombia international scored his first goal for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Norwich at Anfield on Saturday
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And Klopp is delighted with how the striker started his career at Anfield, believing he is the perfect fit for his successful side.
The German has not had many opportunities to speak with Diaz due to the club’s busy schedule list. Sunday’s EFL Cup Final with Chelsea will be their seventh game in February.
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His assistants, however, sat down with the striker to discuss his progress.
“We’ve had the opportunity to talk to him a lot,” Klopp said on Tuesday afternoon. “Not me, but Vitor Matos and Pep Lijnders, and they are clearly [speak] Portuguese.
“But we usually do that if the player’s natural way of playing is the same as how we do it, we just give some [pieces of] information.
“For us, it’s the way he has to defend, that’s really important, because the way we defend is definitely different from Porto. But his attacking movements are really natural as they are now. hour.
That means he can play on the wing. We had some problems in the first half [against Norwich] definitely because we’re not brilliant and don’t have many options to play with.
“It’s a whole new triple front. Mo is obviously playing [on the right] for a long time, but even with Sadio up front, it was a long time ago and a new player on the left wing.
“That makes the patterns harder to clear. We knew that before the game so we didn’t want to make it worse by giving him a playbook.
“You have to let them be as sure of themselves as possible. So we didn’t offer him anything in Colombia. We wanted to wait until he was here.
“We wanted this player because we had seen him play and thought it would be easy to match him.”
Diaz joined Liverpool after a fantastic six months, scoring 16 goals in all competitions for Porto this season and winning the Golden Boot at last summer’s Copa America.
Klopp went on to say: “The things he’s doing, he’s clearly a really talented player with an incredible work rate above fantastic.
“Did we talk about counter-attacking? Yes, but I’m pretty sure he knows it anyway. But you can really see he’s working at his best.
“So when you watch our team have a good game and you want to be a part of it, it’s obvious.
“So if you don’t [counter-press] then you’ll hear the coach being pretty heavy all the time. You don’t want that, so you just do it.
“I haven’t seen the stats yet [about winning the ball back] but I know he did a great job. Like I said, it’s natural and we’ve seen it.
“But there will be moments when we talk longer, in more detail, but that’s not now because we want him to be the way he is and not directly turn him into what we think he can be. become in the future.
“There’s time for that. We’re really pleased with what he’s offering now and from there we’ll go.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-news-klopp-diaz-verdict-26307780 Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool summarizes how Luis Diaz "naturally" proved to be the perfect transfer