Ben Foster suggests Liverpool have signed an amazing player this year
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has hailed the ability of Liverpool forward Luis Diaz.
Speaking on his YouTube channel The Cycling GK, Foster said that in Diaz, Liverpool had signed someone “world class”.
However, giving his predictions for the new Premier League season, the former England goalkeeper said Liverpool would only finish third.
“This season I will be aiming for (Liverpool to finish) third. I think there will be two better teams than Liverpool this year,” he said. a little transition period, so I don’t see them up there trying to win the Premier League. I just can’t, but I think they’ll be fine.
Despite Foster’s admiration for Diaz, he feels Darwin Nunez’s adjustment period could cost them next season.
“This three in front of Salah, Mane, Firmino, it dissipates a bit. Obviously Salah is singing new contract, shiny news, fantastic news, but Darwin Nunez is unproven in the Premier League,” the 39-year-old said.
“Jota is very, very good, don’t get me wrong, Diaz is absolutely world class, but it will be interesting to see how new boy Darwin Nunez does next season. There’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders.
Diaz ready to step up to the next level at Liverpool
It’s still too early to call Diaz world class. But that people in the game are already there to show its impact since January.
If the 25-year-old builds on his opening six months or so, he’s going to do something quite special in 2022/23.
In theory, you would expect Diaz to go even further at Anfield after a full pre-season.
However, he hasn’t shone so far in friendlies. But this is the first time he’s taken on Jurgen Klopp’s intense off-season sessions. It will take him some time to get used to it.
Once he gets the feeling back in his legs and has had some time to absorb the tactical ideas, he will hopefully explode.
Diaz was recently snatched from the limelight by new boys Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho. But as Darwin stepped in to sweep away his first goal for the club last night, it shouldn’t be forgotten that it was Diaz who earned him the penalty.
His endless run is a constant threat to the opposition. When he begins to add a little more end product to his game, he will be well worthy of that “world class” label.
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