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Jurgen Klopp tips Liverpool star to score 10-15 goals this season

Luis Diaz burst onto the scene for Liverpool in the second half of last season.


The Colombian was able to net four and assist three in 13 league outings, providing Liverpool with an extra attacking edge.

Now though, Diaz’s importance to Liverpool has grown significantly following the departure of Sadio Mane.

Diaz is now Liverpool’s main left-winger and must provide a goal tally similar to that of Mane.

Whilst this may seem like a huge task for the former Porto man, Jurgen Klopp is of the opinion he can do it:

“Oh definitely, that is his quality. We need to see but of course that is his potential,” said Klopp when asked about whether Diaz could score 10 to 15 goals this season.

“We work on it but not with Luis specifically – we don’t take him out because the other two scored and he didn’t so we show him how. That’s not necessary.

“It’s not a problem. You can’t force it. We spoke last week about people asking ‘How can you play without Sadio?’ when in November/December everybody was thinking about when he would score the next goal. You just let it go.

“You see the situations he had (against Fulham), big chances, and he was just unlucky. He is in a really good shape and that is more important.

“It’s not that I tell him after a game, ‘You should have scored here or there’. The boys know that in the moment. It happens. It’s a normal process.

“The way we play should help strikers, the way we play should help the last line of defenders because everyone is involved.

“That is also a little bit why midfielders are seen as not scoring enough, because they are involved in keeping everything together. The potential is there for sure.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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