Former Aston Villa star Dion Dublin has heaped praise on Liverpool winger Luis Diaz, praising the Colombian for winning the Premier League by storm. According to Dublin, only Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has had a bright start to the English top-flight as Diaz.
Luis Diaz, who moved to Anfield from FC Porto in the January transfer window, has become one of Jurgen Klopp’s favourites. The Colombia international rarely disappoints when called on and put on another dazzling display in the Reds’ FA Cup final win over Chelsea.
Dublin, who has also traded at Manchester United, discussed Diaz’s performance against Chelsea and praised his “incredible” impact. Speaking to the BBC’s Match of the Day program (via HITC), he said:
“They (Chelsea) don’t know how to deal with him (Diaz). Go down to the left of Liverpool and to the right of Chelsea. He was only one-on-one with Chalobah the whole time. Reece James has gone too far. And he won the match, but he didn’t finish right. Gets stopped by Mendy a few times. ”
“But he is a great player. I don’t know of any other Premier League signing, maybe Eric Cantona, who has been as successful as him. Looks (everything) like a Liverpool player. Surprised.”
Since joining the Reds, Diaz has appeared in 24 games, scoring six goals and providing four assists across the league.
Luis Diaz is Liverpool’s best player in 2022
Mohamed Salah may have won the Writers Guild’s Player of the Year award (2021-22), but the Egyptian hasn’t been at his best in 2022. His partner, Sadio Mane has gotten a little better but has not yet proven itself to be an unstoppable force in Britain or in Europe. Jota has endured a slump, while Roberto Firmino remains on the bench or has to deal with injury or illness.
Despite coming from a different league and mid-season, Diaz has settled down steadily at Anfield. He is lightning fast, works tirelessly and always finds a way to get his teammates involved.
His finishing may not be up to par, but that could be improved under Klopp’s keen eye. The 25-year-old has proven his €45 million price tag with many memorable performances. The deal is likely to turn even sweeter for future newly crowned FA Cup champions.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-it-s-amazing-dion-dublin-compares-liverpool-star-manchester-united-legend-eric-cantona?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “It’s amazing” – Dion Dublin compares Liverpool star to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona