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Luis Diaz switches to iconic Liverpool number and will reimburse fans who bought his old shirt

Luis Diaz switches to iconic Liverpool number and will reimburse fans who bought his old shirt

Luis Diaz will wear a new number for Liverpool next season

Luis Diaz will personally reimburse Liverpool fans who bought his old shirt after it was announced he will wear a new number next season.

Colombian winger Diaz joined Liverpool back in January 2022 from Portuguese side Porto in a deal worth a reported £37.5 million.

Since then, he has become a fans’ favourite after scoring 11 goals in 47 appearances.

When Diaz first joined the Anfield club, he was given the number 23 shirt, formerly worn by the likes of Jamie Carragher and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Ahead of the 23/24 season, it has been confirmed that Diaz will wear the iconic No.7 shirt.

Fans who had already bought the ‘Diaz 23’ shirt will be reimbursed by the winger himself.

Liverpool said in a statement on Monday: “Luis Diaz will take the No.7 jersey for Liverpool ahead of the 2023-24 season.

“Supporters who have already purchased the 2023-24 replica home jersey printed with the name 'Luis Diaz' and the number '23' on will be personally reimbursed by the attacker with a like-for-like exchange for a 'Luis Diaz 7' shirt.

“The exchange only applies to all 'Luis Diaz 23' 2023-24 home shirts or kits purchased in official club retail outlets, via the official LFC online store or LFC Retail app. Any qualifying shirts or kit must be returned with proof of purchase by 11.59pm BST on July 31, 2023.”

The iconic shirt number became free after the departure of James Milner, who has been wearing the No.7 since his arrival from Manchester City back in 2015.

Milner left Anfield at the end of the 22/23 season to join Brighton and Hove Albion as a free agent.

The No.7 shirt was made famous after being worn by legends such as Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Billy Liddell.

In the Premier League era, the likes of Luis Suarez, Steve McManaman, Harry Kewell and Robbie Keane all wore the iconic jersey.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Luis Diaz, Football