Colombia launch “major search” for Diaz’s father
Following terrible news that Luis Diaz‘s parents had been kidnapped, Colombian authorities are increasing efforts to rescue his father.
The country’s military and police are involved in helping to find Diaz’s father after his mother was brought to safety over the weekend.
Understandably, Liverpool’s No. 7 was left out of the squad that defeated Nottingham Forest on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp revealing that his message to his players was to “fight for Lucho” ahead of “the most difficult” game he has evert had to prepare a side for.
A £40,000 reward is being offered to anybody who can provide information relevant to the case, with Colombia President Gustavo Petro saying “all the public forces have been deployed” to find Luis Manuel Diaz.
Naturally, our thoughts and prayers remain with Diaz’s family and we hope to hear some positive developments regarding the case sooner rather than later.
3 things today: Ex-Reds’ altercation & Kompany’s hypocrisy
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- Vincent Kompany has miraculously changed his stance on VAR from the ‘get over it’ tone he adopted after our controversial draw at Tottenham last month
- Dominik Szoboszlai has described Liverpool’s forwards as “never bad” and insists the side must “continue” in this vein of form
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