Liverpool likely to sell Luis Díaz this summer

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz’s future at Anfield is now uncertain, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the Merseyside club have ‘openly discussed’ the prospect of losing the Colombian international during the summer transfer window.

Diaz arrived at Liverpool for a fee which could total in the region of £50m back in 2022. And he became a key player for Jurgen Klopp since then. The Reds have added extra forwards in that time, including Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez, so there is plenty of competition for places in attack.

The 27-year-old has started more games than any of Liverpool’s other forward players in the Premier League this season, but his production in front of goal isn’t on the same level as the likes of Mohamed Salah and Nunez, while Diogo Jota has matched Diaz’s contribution in far fewer games.

Liverpool may sell Luis Díaz after this season:

According to the Liverpool Echo, discussions have taken place at Melwood regarding the potential sale of Diaz, suggesting that the Merseyside outfit have contemplated a departure. A possible transfer doesn’t appear to be imminent, but the football operations team will have a plan in place in case they do decide to find him a new club.

The Colombian international was described as ‘special’ by Klopp. He is a reliable option for the Reds this season, but they might be hoping for a forward who can contribute more in front of goal. With Nunez regularly missing chances and Salah’s future uncertain, Richard Hughes and Michael Edwards could be in the market for another superstar in attack.

BBC Sport writer Raj Chohan recently suggested that Liverpool should be looking to ‘give up’ on Diaz and Gakpo before they offload Nunez, with the Uruguayan coming under plenty of criticism this term. Despite his missed chances, he’s producing significantly more than a player like Diaz at the moment.

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