One potential stumbling block over a January move though could be the player’s £67 million release clause, which could delay the transfer until the summer, with this maybe being too big a transfer to agree on this winter.
January is often seen as too small a timeframe for clubs to land blockbuster signings and as far as Liverpool are concerned, this would certainly be labelled a ‘marquee’ acquisition.
Would Diaz be the right fit for Liverpool?
There is no doubt that Diaz can slot straight into the system that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp plays and is certainly in the mould of current stars Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah. At 24, he is exactly the right age to take the next step in his career, with the player being tipped for greatness.
Able to play across the forward line, he is a tricky, explosive winger by trade who has an eye for goal, demonstrated by his scoring exploits this season for Porto, where he has netted 12 times in 15 league games and twice in six Champions League appearances.
A January move though would be ideal for Liverpool, with Klopp losing both Salah and Mane to the African Cup of Nations, so his arrival would help to ease the burden in wide areas. The Reds swashbuckling, counter-attacking style is the perfect fit for Diaz who likes running at players and creating space, while his searing pace can cause problems for opposition defenders.
However, Liverpool are not the only club keeping an eye on the situation with Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich believed to be keen – the latter still having not reliably replaced Arjen Robben or Franck Ribery.
Reds vie for title tilt
Currently, Liverpool are trailing Manchester City in the English top-flight and with Salah and Mane absent for January, the addition of Diaz could help to ease the pressure for Klopp, while Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino will also be available to him.
They cannot afford to lose ground on City, however, they may find the Champions League a more achievable goal, especially with this set to resume in February again, while the Reds have shown considerable prowess in Europe’s elite competition over the last couple of years.
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