Liverpool backed to accept Luis Diaz bid from Saudi Arabia

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Liverpool should consider accepting a big-money bid for Luis Diaz from Saudi Arabia this summer, according to former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie.

The Colombian joined the Reds back in January 2022, making an immediate impression at Anfield and reigniting what was threatening to be a season that was running out of steam.

Instead, Jurgen Klopp’s men won both domestic cup competitions and also came to within touching distance of clinching an unprecedented quadruple, with Diaz such a threat with his pace and trickery out wide.

Having gone into last season as one of Liverpool’s most exciting players, the 26-year-old’s campaign was largely ruined by a knee injury suffered against Arsenal in October.

Diaz missed around six months of action and didn’t look full of match sharpness upon his return, but the hope is that the 2023/24 season is his time to truly shine again.

That being said, the Colombia international has been linked with a shock move to Saudi Arabia recently, and speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said Liverpool should weigh up potentially selling him:

“For £50m/£60m for him definitely. I like Diaz as a player and he looked good the other night. I think he could have a good say in what is happening at Liverpool this year.

“If they can get £60m for him I would take it because I think Jurgen can find a better player for that.

“I think he has got skill but he was running like a headless chicken sometimes last year. I do not think Jurgen has got time for that.

“I think he would like it over there, there would be no pressure and he would be able to show boat a little bit. Whether they keep him or not, I think he would want to go.”

Our thoughts on Diaz’s potential Liverpool exit…

Frankly, the idea of Liverpool selling Diaz at this point in his career feels ludicrous, considering he is someone at the peak of his powers and with so much to offer for a number of years.

Going into the new campaign, he is surely the favourite to take up the left-sided role in Klopp’s strongest XI, and the fact that he has been given the legendary No.7 shirt suggests the Reds have no plans to let him leave.

To see Diaz exit for Saudi Arabia would be a far greater blow than Fabinho and Jordan Henderson moving on, given his age, and it would be an almighty surprise if it happened.

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