Jamie Carragher hints at Luis Diaz being sold by Liverpool this summer

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the Reds should consider the idea of selling winger Luis Diaz in the summer transfer window.

The Colombian joined the Reds early in 2022, making an immediate difference and breathing new life into their season, as they went close to winning the quadruple.

Since then, Diaz’s has had an up-and-down time of things in a Liverpool shirt, however, missing most of last season after suffering a serious knee injury.

After making a relatively slow start to the current campaign, not helped by the kidnapping of his father in Colombia, the 27-year-old has been excellent in recent months, playing a biog role in the Reds’ Premier League title push.

On Sunday, Diaz scored his 12th goal of the season, netting a vital equaliser in Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to Brighton, with his general influence great at the moment.

Despite this, there are some who believe he isn’t an elite level player, particularly when it comes to consistent end product, and speaking on The Overlap podcast [viua Rousing The Kop], Carragher hinted that Liverpool should consider moving him on at the end of the season:

“I’d be really interested in the summer. With Liverpool getting a new manager, would that be a position that Liverpool could look at in the summer? Wide left. I think Diaz is good, I don’t think he’s great.”

Our thoughts on Diaz’s Liverpool future…

When it comes to Diaz, the positives still outweigh the negatives with him, even though some of the criticism that comes his way does feel justified at times.

An overall tally of 23 goals and 13 assists in 87 appearances isn’t exactly a stunning return for such an attack-minded player, particularly in comparison to Mohamed Salah on the other flank, but he still a superb footballer who possesses so many key attributes.

Diaz’s dribbling player is a joy to watch when he is in full flow, causing any right-back in Europe nightmares – he gave Kyle Walker a torrid time against Manchester City last month, for example – and he also has a great work ethic, helping out defensively when he needs to.

The Colombia ace may never be a truly world-class footballer, but he should still be considered a key man under the new manager, with plenty more years still in his legs.

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