The Reds signed the winger from Porto for an initial fee of £37 million at the backend of the January transfer window. Diaz will wear the number 23.
Rush believes that the Colombia international will prove to be an excellent signing for Liverpool. The 60-year-old said that the arrival of Diaz will give the the other forwards at the club a bit of competition.
“He’s an excellent signing. I was surprised myself, to tell you the truth, but I think it’s competition for places,” Rush told the club's official website.
“For me, I think it’s good because it’s competition for places. We’ve got one hell of a forward line now, haven’t we?
“I think [competition] just makes you want to play better. You look at what he’s like in training and if you see if he’s excellent in training, you’ve got to up your own game as well. That’s what it’s all about.
“It’s competition for places. So when you see him training, you’re saying, ‘I’m not guaranteed a game, I’ve got to play well in training, never mind the games.’
“It just gives you competition for places but I think it’s great for the manager. You’ve got to make the manager make the decision.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with Rush. The signing of Diaz should put the other forward's on notice, as he is a very good player.
The winger scored 41 goals and registered 19 assists in 125 appearances for Porto, which backs up the aforementioned argument.
With that being the case, we look forward to watching Diaz represent the club.
It will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp's preferred front three is now that Diaz has arrived at Anfield.