Díaz was later left out of Liverpool’s Sunday squad to play Nottingham Forest. Jürgen Klopp stated prior to the match at Anfield, “We obviously had to make a late change because of the private situation involving Luis Díaz.” It was a very difficult night, and we are all concerned about the situation. That is a brand-new experience that I never required, and I have never had it before.
Liverpool had earlier acknowledged that it was “aware of an ongoing situation involving the family of Luis Díaz in Colombia” in a club statement. “We sincerely hope that the matter is resolved safely and as soon as possible,” the statement continued. The player’s well-being will remain our top priority in the interim.
“Luis Díaz’s mother has been rescued in an operation in Barrancas; we continue the search for the father,” declared Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro.
In January 2022, Liverpool bought Díaz from Porto for a possible transfer fee of up to €60 million (£49.9 million) with add-ons. With 11 games played so far this season, the 26-year-old winger has three goals.