Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has showered praises on his attacker, Luis Diaz after his involvement in the Reds win against Benfica in the Champions League.
The former Porto player assisted Mane and scored one in the night. 1-3, it ended in favour of Liverpool.
“Luis Diaz is a top, world-class player. It is a joy for me to work with him every day. I am more than happy that we decided to sign him in January,” Klopp said.
Diaz, 25, is yet to lose a game to Benfica in Eight matches. Seven in the colours of Porto, and yesterday’s win in the colours of his new employer’s, Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp believes the Portuguese club side were a tough opponent in the night but is of the opinion that his team would have done more damage.
“Coming here and winning an away game in the Champions League is tough.
“Benfica fought for their lives, we gave them a little bit too much but they deserved the goal as well, even though we could have defended better – they had counter attacks, it is not easy to keep the ball all the time and the more risk you take, they have really good players.
“It was a tough game, what I expected, the crowd was there, we knew 2-0 is nothing, nice but not more. They score the goal and it was much more open than we wanted but the goalie was probably the best player and made a couple of really good saves – we are two goals up, half-time, let’s keep going.
“We usually score more [in those situations] but we didn’t, mainly because the goalie, credit to him, and that is pretty much the story. We could have scored in the last minute, 4-1 would be nice but we are not in dreamland here.
“We know much more about our opponent, they won at Ajax, we are aware of the quality and have a nice game in between but then we will be ready again.”