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Luis Diaz Completely Snatched Reece James' Soul With Sensational Touch And No-Look Pass

Daniel Marland

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Luis Diaz Completely Snatched Reece James' Soul With Sensational Touch And No-Look Pass

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Luis Diaz impressed in Liverpool's Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea on Sunday and in one moment, he completely dismantled Reece James.

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Roberto Firmino missed out due to injury and Diogo Jota was only fit enough for the bench, meaning Diaz started alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack.

It was the January signing from Porto who managed to steal all the headlines however.

Diaz received the ball from Andy Robertson and immediately took on James, flicking the ball over his head and it was sheer brilliance.

The 25-year-old then produced a no-look pass for Mane to run on to. Different levels.

Diaz looked set to join Tottenham Hotspur in January before Liverpool snuck in at the last second with a £37.5 million offer which was accepted.

Fans have been very impressed with the Colombia international so far and think he can lead the new generation of Jurgen Klopp's attack.

One commented: "More like 'Rinse' James! Diaz rinsing James! That flick! That no look!"

Another said: "Luiz Diaz did this to Reece James then a no look pass right after."

A third put: "Luis Diaz is going to be a superstar, this proves it."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Gary Neville was watching Diaz for the first time in person yesterday and he impressed the Sky Sports commentator.

At full-time Neville declared: “I tell you what, he is some player, him.

“And we only see half of it on television. Some of the movement off the ball, that little bit of skill that we saw where he just clips it round Reece James, what a fantastic introduction this is into English football.”

Diaz came off in extra-time and the game ended 0-0, with Liverpool winning the competition 11-10 on penalties.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Edouard Mendy for the shootout and failed to save any penalty before skying his over the bar.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel defended Kepa for the miss and took full responsibility for the decision.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"Do you think we do this and don't talk to the players?" Tuchel asked reporters per MailOnline.

"The players know the plan and we have done it before. If you want to blame somebody, blame me; this is not a problem.

"I take the decisions and I don't take them to try to be the hero. Today it took 11 penalties to find the winner. And if you want to blame anyone blame me, there's no problem."

Topics: Liverpool, Luis Diaz, Carabao Cup, Reece James

Daniel Marland
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