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Luis Diaz Tried His Very Own Roberto Firmino 'No-Look Finish' vs Inter Milan - But Failed

Daniel Marland

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Luis Diaz Tried His Very Own Roberto Firmino 'No-Look Finish' vs Inter Milan - But Failed

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Liverpool forward Luis Diaz attempted to emulate Roberto Firmino by pulling off his own 'no-look finish' vs Inter Milan.

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Jurgen Klopp's side slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Tuesday, but still advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals 2-1 on aggregate.

Diaz was denied an equaliser on the night after an incredible Arturo Vidal block - but he didn't see it happen in real time.

That's because the 25-year-old copied teammate Firmino's trademark 'no-look finish' but to no avail.

It'd be unfair to blame Diaz for the miss opportunity as Vidal's block could go down as an all time great.

He's coming for Firmino's crown as the 'no-look' king just a few months into his Reds career after also producing one in the Carabao Cup final.

Diaz received the ball out wide and flicked it over Reece James' head before sending Sadio Mane on his way.

The Colombia international has only managed to score once since arriving from Porto but is already a fan favourite.

Liverpool's defeat is their first at Anfield in over a year and it's thanks to Lautaro Martinez's sensational strike.

Martinez fired past Alisson in the 61st minute, knowing they needed one more goal to take the game to extra time.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Moments later, Alexis Sanchez was sent off for a second bookable offence and it swung the momentum in Liverpool's favour.

The home side had their chances but failed to convert, even hitting the woodwork three times during the contest.

Klopp explained at full-time per Liverpool Echo: "I still hate it [losing]. But if there was any kind of game we could have afforded to lose it was tonight because the main target of this competition is to get through.

"It’s not that I’m over the moon. But I’m really happy we went through because when we saw the draw in the first place we thought ‘okay, that’s a tough one’.

"The goal was conceded we shouldn’t have conceded even though the finish was brilliant, we could have done differently before then.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"Over the two legs we deserved it. That’s fine. We had some problem in the game for different reasons, one is the quality of the opponent, a really good football team.

"We know their set-up a little bit through facing Leeds [United] with [Marcelo] Bielsa but Inter have more quality and that makes it really difficult."

Liverpool will find out their quarter-final opponents on March 18.

Topics: Luis Diaz, Liverpool, Champions League, Inter Milan, Arturo Vidal

Daniel Marland
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