"Top player" - Joe Gomez praises Luis Diaz after electric start with Liverpool

Liverpool's Joe Gomez has praised his new Liverpool teammate Luis Diaz.

Speaking to Sonos, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Gomez said that he doesn't think that Diaz could've 'gelled' any better since joining the Reds in January.

“I think he's a top, top player," said Gomez. "To come in the way he has, his quality on the ball speaks for itself. He's so direct and he's a nightmare for fullbacks.

“It is not as common nowadays to have a direct winger that wants to take you on. I know playing full back what it feels like, it's uncomfortable.

“Then on the other side, to come in and tactically understand the philosophy and to press with such tenacity. The way he plays, I think he couldn't have gelled any better. I don't think he could be much happier with how he's settled in.

"I think one of the biggest things is, as a team, the manager has instilled a philosophy to play with a high intensity and to press well.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

Diaz has become a fan favourite since joining Liverpool from FC Porto for a reported fee of £40m.

His directness, willingness to put his body on the line and contagious personality have also made him a big hit amongst the Liverpool squad too.

He's also making strides to dethrone Sadio Mane in the left-wing spot and he's giving Jurgen Klopp a selection headache for the remaining games of the season.

If he keeps putting in performances like he has done since joining then we could see the Colombian in huge games for Liverpool in the coming months.

There is also a big possibility that we see Diaz start against Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

If the Reds do win more trophies this season then Diaz is going to be a massive part of that success and his name will go down in Liverpool's history books.

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