Luis Diaz had a big impact on Liverpool’s Merseyside derby against Everton at the weekend.
The Colombian did not score, but his brilliant move outside the 18-yard box resulted in Ashley Young being sent off in the first half, and he also more than completed his defensive duties.
According to Sofascore, the former FC Porto star was the highest-rated player on the field at the time of his replacement (7.6), with 57 touches, six out of eight ground duels won, and two tackles.
Despite doubts about the burden on Diaz’s shoulders at international level, he appears to be stress-free at club level.
If anything, we’d argue he’s been serially underappreciated by journalists and pundits outside of Merseyside while being a deserving bolt-on starter for Jurgen Klopp’s team on the left wing.
Mo Salah’s name will no sure be ringing around Anfield after the final whistle if we secure the lion’s share of the points at L4, yet we’d like to think that our other electric player will be heard as well.