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Liverpool Target Luis Diaz Once Humiliated Manchester United’s Fred With An Outrageous Piece Of Skill

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Liverpool Target Luis Diaz Once Humiliated Manchester United’s Fred With An Outrageous Piece Of Skill

Liverpool fans are understandably excited by the prospect of their club signing in-demand winger Luis Diaz from Porto.

The Reds have hijacked Tottenham’s bid for Diaz and are now in pole position to sign the Colombia international.

According to Sky Sports News, Liverpool are said to be offering a deal worth up to £45m for Diaz, who has scored 16 goals in 28 games for the Portuguese league leaders this season.

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The Merseyside club have reportedly sent a delegation to South America to try and wrap up the deal before the January transfer window closes.

Diaz is expected to feature in Colombia's World Cup qualifier against Peru on Friday night, before they face Argentina on Tuesday.

He has previously caught the eye while on international duty.

Diaz came up against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season (Image: Alamy)
Diaz came up against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season (Image: Alamy)
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The Porto winger went viral in 2021 after humiliating Manchester United midfielder Fred with a sublime piece of skill in a World Cup qualifier against Brazil in Barranquilla.

In the video clip, which you can watch below, Diaz holds off Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos near the corner flag before flicking the ball up and around the back of Fred.

He then strides away from the Manchester United midfielder before rubbing salt into his wounds with an audacious no-look pass.

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Liverpool fans will be hoping for more of the same from the 25-year-old if he completes a move to Anfield.

According to Sky Sports News, Diaz would prefer to join Liverpool over long-time admirers Tottenham.

Spurs had been in talks to sign Diaz this week, with the Premier League club willing to pay up to £46m for the winger.

But they have now been forced to turn their attention to other targets, with Diaz preferring a move to Merseyside.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Twitter: FC Porto

Topics: Manchester United, Liverpool, FC Porto, Porto, Colombia, Brazil, Fred, Football, Premier League, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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