Barcelona president bemoans Liverpool winning transfer race
ผู้เขียน: | เวลา:2022-11-21 13:41 | เรียกดู:

Joan Laporta has confirmed Spanish giants Barcelona were interested in signing a Liverpool player but failed to beat the Premier League club in the transfer race

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has calledLuiz Diaza great player and admitted his regret at not signing theLiverpoolsuperstar.

The Colombia international, 25,joined Liverpool from Portoin a 50million deal in January after a stunning start to the 2021/22 campaign - scoring 14 goals in 18 league games. He proved to be a great signing for the Reds, as they won theFA Cupand EFL Cup.

Tottenhamwere after Diazs signature at the beginning of 2022 and, according to Laporta, so wereBarcelona. The clubs chief has confirmed they couldnt afford to sign the forward in January due to their economic woes and Liverpools lead in the transfer race.

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At that time we had just landed at the club and Liverpool beat us to it, but we were considering bringing [Diaz] in, said Laporta, as quoted byGOAL. But we were in an economic situation that we had to resolve and reverse. Liverpool were ahead of us.

Hes a great player who has a great sense of belonging to Liverpool and Im not going to talk about it anymore, but we were interested at the time. We had a conversation with his representative, but they already had it very advanced [with Liverpool].

Diaz hasnt played for more than a month due to a knee injury. He is expected to return to action next month when Liverpool fly out to Dubai for a training camp. He was not due to play in the World Cup, as Colombia failed to qualify for the tournament in Qatar.

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Luis Diaz is running outside and looks really good, mentioned Jurgen Klopp in a recent press conference. Yet fellow forward Diogo Jota is not expected to recover from his calf injury until 2023. Jota is a little way behind in his recovery, added the Reds boss.

Klopp will be delighted to have Diaz available again due to his teams poor form. The Reds are sixth in thePremier Leaguetable - 15 points behind leadersArsenaland seven behind Tottenham in fourth (although they do have a game in hand on Spurs).

Despite their shaky start to the season, Liverpool are still in theChampions Leagueand EFL Cup. The bad news for Klopps side is their opponents in the next round of those competitions areReal MadridandManchester Cityrespectively.

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Liverpool are also still reeling from the loss of Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern Munich in the summer after six years of service. Darwin Nunez was signed in the same window and has done well - scoring nine goals - but Diaz is better suited to Manes left-wing role.

Speaking toLiverpools websitein August, Klopp insisted Diaz had adapted to his teams style of play during his first seven months at the club. The German said: He improved definitely, of course, with understanding what we are doing, these kind of things.

But that leads then a little bit to strange situations as well because we want to be flexible on the wings, stuff like this, and that means he has to be slightly more inside. But then you realise for him its quite good if he stays longer outside and these kind of things, so we get used to that. That will help.

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