Danny Murphy has branded Liverpool’s new boy, Luis Diaz, as an ‘effortless’ player after they reached the FA Cup final on Saturday. as he said Match of the Day.
Liverpool edged out Manchester City at Wembley Stadium as they took a 3-0 lead in the first half before securing their ticket to the FA Cup final as a 3-2 winner.
Many, many months ago Jurgen Klopp would not have had the luxury of resting Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to name a few.
But he has been able to since Diaz arrived on the Premier League scene because the Colombian excelled.
Diaz may not have made the top scorer list or assisted in the FA Cup semi-finals, but the way he danced with the ball, manipulated the ball and moved the ball in such close quarters like a skilled craftsman is in the last third it’s what led to him being so highly praised by Murphy.
“It’s so easy for him, isn’t it?” said Murphy. “He plays fearlessly. Physically fit and fast.
“Both ways. He’s more than willing to work. Run after them too when they have the ball.
“I also helped Robertson when Sterling passed him. That’s exactly what Klopp wants from his wide men.
“But to go to a club like Liverpool and just have the confidence, even mid-season. Playing with the kind of players he plays with, the best in Europe, didn’t intimidate him at all.”
It’s very interesting what this win will do for Liverpool, also from a psychological point of view.
Man City may have got back into the game but that first-half performance was brutal and possibly moral for the current Premier League champions.
Playing one of the biggest games in English football on Tuesday night is just a trifle for the Reds.
Man United, who beat Norwich City 3-2 yesterday, could be in trouble but this is another game for Liverpool to show their strength.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/17/danny-murphy-says-effortless-liverpool-player-has-no-fear-after-fa-cup-win/ Danny Murphy says the ‘effortless’ Liverpool man has no fear after FA Cup win