Luis Diaz completely ripped out Reece James’ soul with sensational touchdown and no-look pass
Luis Diaz impressed in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea on Sunday. In an instant, he completely dismantled Reece James.
Roberto Firmino was out through injury and Diogo Jota was unfit to play, meaning Diaz started alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack.
It was the player recruited in January from Porto who made the headlines.
Diaz received the ball from Andy Robertson and immediately tackled James to send the ball over his head.
Absolutely fucking filthy from Diaz. He sends James into a new dimension and then hits the no look pass. Baller. pic.twitter.com/qekPCGZZXZ
— Scott (@RedsOrDead) February 27, 2022
The 25-year-old then completed a straightforward pass for Mane. Different levels.
Diaz looked set to join Tottenham Hotspur in January before Liverpool came in at the last second with a £37.5million offer which was accepted.
Fans have been very impressed with the Colombia international so far and believe he can lead the new generation of Jurgen Klopp’s attack.
One commented: “Rather ‘Rinse’ James! Diaz flushes James! This flick! This no look! »
Another said: “Luiz Diaz did that to Reece James then a no-look pass right after. »
A third said: “Luis Diaz is going to be a superstar, it proves it. »
Gary Neville watched Diaz for the first time in person yesterday and he impressed the Sky Sports commentator.
At the end of the match, Neville said: “I’ll tell you, he’s a hell of a player.
“And we only see half of it on TV. Some of his movements, that little touch of the ball that we saw where he got around Reece James, it’s a fantastic introduction to English football. »
Diaz went out in extra time and the match ended 0–0, with Liverpool winning the competition 11–10 on penalties.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Edouard Mendy for the penalty shootout and failed to save a penalty before skidding his own over the bar.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel defended Kepa for the miss and took full responsibility for the decision.
“Do you think we are doing this and not talking to the players? Tuchel asked reporters according to MailOnline.
« The players know the plan and we’ve done it before. If you want to blame someone, blame me, that’s okay.
“I make the decisions and I don’t make them to try to be the hero. Today it took 11 penalties to find the winner. And if you want to blame somebody, blame me, that’s fine. »