‘It doesn’t matter who he faces, he comes after you’ – Van Dijk praises ‘incredible’ Liverpool team-mate after win over Villarreal

Luis Diaz has continued to garner critical acclaim since joining Liverpool in the winter transfer window. The star has now received praise from team-mate Virgil Van Dijk. Diaz was a key force for the Reds against Villarreal, helping his side to a 3-2 comeback in their Champions League semi-final second leg clash on Tuesday May 3.

Speaking in a post-match interview with Rio Ferdinand (via Express), Van Dijk praised the Colombian striker:

“He’s amazing. The way he plays one-on-one, no matter who he’s up against.”

“He just goes towards you, without any fear, if he loses the ball he gets it back as soon as possible and starts again and again. It’s very difficult to defend.”

“We have this momentum at the moment in the team, it’s great and now we are going to Paris.”

The Colombian was one of the difference makers on the night for Liverpool, his direct and skilful play being too much for the hosts’ defense to handle.

The former Porto wide player has come to life at Anfield like a duck to water, and his brilliance on the night only adds to an impressive collection of solid performances so far.

Liverpool will now work to lift the Champions League trophy at the end of the season, with their place in the final secured. Klopp will hope his phenomenal Colombian will continue to deliver the goods as he seeks to add another continental crown to an ever-growing collection of honors at Anfield.

Liverpool secure youngster from Fulham: report

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds have agreed a deal for highly-rated Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho. Jurgen Klopp’s men have agreed a fee of up to £7million with the new Championship winners. The youngster is expected to join his new team at the start of the transfer window.

Fulham will say goodbye to the youngster, based on club owner Tony Khan’s confirmation with Athletic (via Liverpool Echo). The young striker will follow in the footsteps of fellow ex-Fulham Harvey Elliot and move to Merseyside as he hopes to establish himself in Klopp’s fantasy project.

The Portuguese Under-21 star was an integral part of Marco Silva’s league-winning side this season and will use that experience when he travels to Melwood this summer. The Reds will now look for a way to fit in the talented youngster upon his arrival as Klopp sets out to establish an era of dominance.

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