Luis Diaz admits his childlike dream transfer and opens up about Lionel Messi

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Luis Diaz has talked about his dream of playing for a Spanish club and his meeting with Messi. Even though his dream is to play in Spain one day, he is currently focused on getting trophies at Anfield. The Colombian forward after joining the Reds this year scored 6 goals and 5 assists in the second half of the season. He scored 5 this season before a grave injury at Arsenal last October. He is expected to return next month and will surely play a key role in Liverpool’s offence along with Darwin Nunez.

Diaz has revealed his youthful wish of playing for a Spanish club while speaking to SoHo magazine in Colombia.


Speaking to SoHo, he said:

“I would like to play for a Spanish club that has always attracted my family’s attention, but it is more of a childish dream.”

“Now I only think about lifting trophies and making history with Liverpool, which is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I am very grateful for the opportunity they have given me.”

Looks like Diaz is not looking for a new club in the near future and will love to enjoy his time with the Reds.


Diaz talks about the difficulties he faced when he met Messi while on an international friendly. He says:

“I almost died, I almost said ‘I love you’ and everything, haha!”

said the Liverpool man.

“Truly, he has always been my reference. My great idol was Ronaldinho, but since he is retired I was never able to play against him. The day I meet him, I am really going to die!”

“I love Messi. The first time I had contact with him was in a Colombian game in Barranquilla, but I didn’t start; I was just starting out in the national team. And then I came across him in the Copa America two years ago and it was a great emotion.”

“I haven’t exchanged shirts with him. But I already have his, I asked him through another player, he signed it for me and everything, he put it ‘with affection for Luis’. My life is already sorted with that shirt! I also have those of Cristiano (Ronaldo) and Neymar. With those three, what more can I ask for? And mine. I have several shirts lying around to frame.”

Anyway, Luis should hope to be fully fit when the season resumes as Jurgen Klopp believes he will be instrumental in Liverpool’s race for the title.

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