The Colombian was Liverpool’s only new signing in the last transfer window, as they managed to fend off strong competition for his signature to lure him away from Portuguese giants FC Porto.


Having scored twice in his first seven Premier League appearances, Diaz managed to open his Champions League account for the Reds last week as he registered an assist and a goal against Benfica in a 3-1 win.



Liverpool assistant boss Lijnders has hailed Diaz for the way he has quickly settled into life at the Merseyside giants, and stressed the way he has adapted to English football is outstanding.


Lijnders added that Diaz is a special player and has the ability to remain connected to the game and his team-mates throughout the full length of a match.



“It’s quality. Special players can make fast starts”, Lijnders told The Athletic.


“We knew there were just a few players in Europe who could come in and play immediately.



“Luis’ adaptation has been outstanding.


“He has an incredible capacity to be connected to the game and his team-mates for the full 90 minutes.


“He is a constant threat and is the kind of player who always seems to have space and time.”


All eyes will be on whether Jurgen Klopp will give Diaz another start in Europe tonight when Liverpool host Benfica in the return leg at Anfield.