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Luis Diaz Man Of The Match Interview Was Interrupted By Sadio Mane

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Luis Diaz Man Of The Match Interview Was Interrupted By Sadio Mane

Luis Diaz picked up the Man of the Match performance against Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and Sadio Mane couldn't wait to celebrate with him.

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Diaz has made an impact for Jurgen Klopp since moving from Porto in January, and already looks like he's been playing with the team for years.

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On Tuesday he selflessly set up Mane for the Reds second goal, in their quarter final first leg, after Trent Alexander-Arnold's brilliant pass and then grabbed a goal for himself late in the game.

That earned him the Man of the Match award and whilst he was being interviewed for television after the game he was interrupted by Mane, who showed him some love.

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Obviously the Senegal forward was extremely happy to be set up by his teammate for the first goal, when Diaz could just have easily gone for goal himself.

Previously there were questions about who could fill in upfront for the Reds if one of Mane, Roberto Firmino or Mohamed Salah were missing.

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That has changed in the past 18 months with the introductions of both Diogo Jota and now Diaz, and any of them could easily start without much drop in quality.

Diaz rounds Benfica's goalkeeper to score. Image: PA Images
Diaz rounds Benfica's goalkeeper to score. Image: PA Images

Diaz wrapped up the scoring late on in the game for the Premier League title chasers, putting them in a great position ahead of next week's second leg at Anfield.

For his troubles, the 25-year-old had a stick thrown at him by a member of the crowd, as he celebrated, the latest example of that kind of thing happening recently.

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Liverpool's thoughts will now move to the weekend, as they continue to stare down an unprecedented quadruple, having already won the Carabao Cup.

They face title rivals Manchester City on Sunday and if they win they would go ahead of Pep Guardiola's side.

Featured Image Credit: DAZN

Topics: Liverpool, Premier League, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz, Champions League, Benfica

Ryan Sidle
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