'It's utterly depressing': Gary Neville says he feels really sad when he watches 25-year-old Liverpool man play
Gary Neville delivered his verdict on Luis Diaz after the Colombian helped Liverpool beat Manchester United at Anfield last night.
The 25-year-old only joined the Reds in January but the way he has been performing makes it seem like he’s been playing under Jurgen Klopp for years now.
Diaz started on the left flank for Liverpool last night and he was exceptional. He scored the opener and later picked up an assist as well, impressing everyone who watched him.
Neville, a die-hard Manchester United supporter, admitted after the game that he can’t help but feel sad when he watches Diaz because he’s so good.
Gary Neville: Watching Luis Diaz play for Liverpool is utterly depressing
Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast after the game last night, he said: “Honestly, it’s utterly depressing.
“From the moment I saw him (Diaz) play in the Carabao Cup final, which was the first time I’d seen the lad live, until you see a player live and particularly when I look at him, he’s playing off the left-hand side and I look at it from a right-back’s perspective.
“So, I have a pretty good eye about what I wouldn’t have liked and what I would like – I thought ‘oh my God, what a player he is!’
“His tenacity, his skill, his pace, his fight, his spirit, everything! He’s cost not a lot again. They (Liverpool) have found another one!”
Well, if you’re a Manchester United man watching Liverpool, it would be depressing to see every single player.
Almost every footballer Klopp has at his disposal is level above their Manchester United counterpart at the moment, and the 9-0 aggregate scoreline from the two fixtures this season proves that.
Neville’s point about Diaz is spot on. He is a nightmare to defend against and the £37 million (Sky Sports) Liverpool paid to sign him in January is looking more and more like a bargain now.
Diaz is already so good and he has barely been in England for a couple of months. He’s still only 25 and he’ll become even better soon, which is scary if you’re a right-back who has to face him twice every season.
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