Jurgen Klopp believes that the Premier League debut of Luis Diaz was one of the best he has ever seen. Klopp also confirmed that Sadio Mane is set to return to training on Friday. The Colombian made the switch to Merseyside from Porto for £49m and was lively in their 2-0 win against Leicester.
“His skillset. His character. It was probably one of the best [first games] I’ve ever seen from a new player,” Jurgen Klopp said about Luis Diaz. “That’s true because he looked completely natural but it’s only a first game and we have to see how he’ll adapt to all of the different stuff and the intensities in the Premier League. There’s no rush, but last night was a very good opportunity to start him because Sadio [Mane] was not here yet and Mo [Salah] is coming back from an incredibly intense tournament.”
“When we saw him playing for Porto, we thought ‘yes, that’s exactly what we want him to do as well. On top of that, he seems to be a really smart footballer and has obviously watched us quite a lot. It was then a really good moment [to start Diaz] and he showed up,” he added. “We don’t want to overload new players with information in the first week and tell them everything we want from them in one week. But we took a look and he looked like a Liverpool player, it’s true.”