Jurgen Klopp relishing working with January signing Luis Diaz and says Liverpool retain interest in Fabio Carvalho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is relishing the prospect of working with Luis Diaz and says the club remain interested in Fabio Carvalho after failing to get a deal over the line before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Colombia attacker Diaz – a long-standing target for Klopp – completed his move to Anfield from Porto on Sunday in a deal worth an initial £37million, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Diaz, who has been away on international duty, has yet to arrive at Liverpool’s Melwood training complex and his inclusion in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Cardiff looks unlikely, but Klopp cannot wait to link up with a player who he says possesses “exceptional” attributes.

“We signed him because we like pretty much everything about him, that is how it is,” Klopp told his press conference on Friday.

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Sky Sports’ Nick Wright explains what Porto’s Luis Diaz will bring to Liverpool if the winger’s proposed transfer is completed.

“I have followed him now for a while, not only since we played them [Porto] twice in the Champions League. He is an exceptional player; he has the speed, the skillset, the character to have a really good career. We all want him to have this career with us.

“Nowadays you have 16, 17-year-old boys playing at the highest level, maybe he is a bit of a late bloomer [Diaz is 25], but the bloom is exceptional.

“I am really happy that we could get him in now and we can help him, and he can help us. His story is a special one, I like players with special stories behind them. Now he is one of us and we can’t wait to welcome him here and started working together.”


Title: Jurgen Klopp relishing working with January signing Luis Diaz and says Liverpool retain interest in Fabio Carvalho
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Published Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2022 10:30:00 GMT

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