Scout explains how Luis Diaz will fit in at LFC – and what he needs to improve

Luis Diaz is to bolster Liverpool’s attacking options but just what can he offer the Reds and what will Jurgen Klopp have his eye on taking to the next level?

The 25-year-old’s journey to the world and European stage has been an incredible one and it looks set to continue at Anfield once the deal is rubber-stamped.

The £50 million deal was accelerated after the Reds looked on as Tottenham took a step closer to their summer target, triggering Liverpool to kick into action.

And, in turn, they swiftly took the driver’s seat and they are to land a player with plenty of upside and one that has pace, potency and an eye for goal.

With the desire to know more from within the Liverpool fanbase, scout Jan Riha offered a look at how Diaz will fit in and the areas he needs to improve in a detailed Twitter thread.

It is firstly explained how Diaz “has excellent acceleration and speed” which is just the ticket for this Liverpool forward line, assisted by his runs often being hard to read.

A right-footed left-winger, the Colombian international “wants to get involved in the build-up”, “makes a lot of off-ball runs” and his “unreal timing” makes him a constant threat.

Dribbling comes naturally as does his desire to take players on and being a versatile finisher (right foot, left foot and headers) opens up plenty of doors once in behind.

But Riha does caveat his goalscoring with there being few examples of first-time finishes from Diaz, but he has shown more than enough evidence of righting that at Anfield.

As for areas to improve, while his dribbling is a strength he is culpable of “taking too many touched” and playing with his head down, missing the opening and as a result releasing late.

2H3WCKM Porto, 10/30/2021 - This afternoon, FC Porto hosted Boavista Futebol Clube at EstAdio do Dragao in a game of the 10th round of the I League for the 2021/2022 season. Luis Diaz Party (Ivan Del Val/Global Images/Sipa USA)

It’s a part of his game that can be improved on the training pitch and Klopp will relish moulding Diaz into his side having shown the traits to fit and excel in his system.

It was also eyecatching to see Diaz clocked a top speed in the Champions League this season of 35.5 km/h, more than Mohamed Salah (33.2 km/h), Sadio Mane (32.3 km/h) and Diogo Jota (32.3 km/h).

Speed, and lots of it!