Paul Merson has admitted in The Daily Star that he has been left shocked by Liverpool winger Luis Diaz, and believes that he could destroy Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will take on Tuchel’s Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday.
There is a chance that Diaz could start for Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Klopp could play Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diaz as his front-three.
Former Arsenal star and Sky Sports pundit Merson believes that Diaz could win Liverpool the FA Cup final against Chelsea even if he comes on as a substitute.
Paul Merson on Liverpool’s Luis Diaz v Chelsea
Merson wrote in The Daily Star: “Luis Diaz reminds me of Luis Suarez and he could win the Liverpool the FA Cup final this weekend even if he doesn’t start.
“I just think he’s a fantastic player who has settled quicker than smoke – and he’s going to win more than Suarez ever did at Anfield.”
The pundit added: “He’s quick and direct and if he loses the ball he works his socks off to get it back. Suarez was the same. He ticks every box.
“I can’t believe how outstanding he’s been coming to a much tougher league – and he’s had a tougher job than Suarez. Suarez came into a lesser team where he could become a big star quickly.
“But Diaz has come into one of the best teams in Europe. He’s had to fight just to get in the team because Liverpool’s front three is already the best in the business.”
In our opinion, Klopp should start Diaz in the Liverpool starting lineup against Chelsea.
Diaz has been superb since he moved to Liverpool from FC Porto in the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old has scored four goals and given three assists in 10 Premier League starts for Liverpool this season.
Diaz has also scored two goals and given one assist in three Champions League starts for the Reds this campaign.
In our view, Diaz has been really brilliant for Liverpool, and Merson is probably not the only footballing figure who has been shocked by his performances this campaign.
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