Luis Diaz produced an impressive performance despite receiving no help from Liverpool teammates
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In what has been a horrible start to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s men, Diaz has often been the one to provide Liverpool fans with something to cheer about.
It was the case again as the Reds produced a shambolic display in Naples for their Champions League opener.
Napoli raced to a 3-0 half time lead thanks to goals from Piotr Zielinski, Andre Zambo Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone.
The Serie A side continued where they left off in the second half as they made it 4-0 in the 47th minute, with Zielinski doubling his tally.
Diaz then pulled one back two minutes later as he was Liverpool’s only bright spark.
Since his arrival from Porto in January, Diaz has lit up his Anfield career by hitting the ground running from the get go.
His dazzling skills on the ball and sheer determination have made him an instant favourite amongst the Anfield faithful.
During the awful night in Naples, Diaz never gave up as he attempted to drive his team forward with intense pressing from the front and when he had the ball, he drove towards the Napoli defence with intend.
Luis Díaz vs Napoli:— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) September 7, 2022
89.7% passing accuracy
100% tackles won
5 duels won
2 chances created
2 shots on target
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However, he received practically no help from his teammates, who were performing well below par.
As a result, Diaz’s personal highlights made him the standout performer in red.
Fans were quick to show their appreciation towards Diaz on social media.
One fan said: “Diaz is the only light in the dark for us.”
Another tweeted: “Luis Diaz appreciation tweet. The only one in the team who showed some fight from the start.”
A third fan added: “I feel so sorry for Luis Diaz, he’s giving it 100 and he looks around and sees 9 clowns around him.”
Another Liverpool supporter said: “Well done Luis Diaz for showing lots of heart in the second half - football fans notice that on tough nights. Shame on too many others, though.”
Speaking after the match, full back Andy Robertson reflected on his side’s poor performance.
He said: “The Liverpool fans deserve better than that. We deserve better than that as a squad; we have to look at ourselves.
“We have to look individually before we look collectively. Are we doing enough for the team?”
Liverpool now have a chance to put things right as they prepare for their next outing in the Premier League, against Wolves at Anfield on Saturday.