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Liverpool bolsters attacking options by signing Luis Diaz

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (AP) — Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from Porto yesterday to strengthen its attacking options on the penultimate day of the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old Colombia international is yet to be granted a British work permit to complete the transfer that will see Porto receive EUR45 million (USD50 million) and potentially 15 million euros more in the years to come depending on Diaz’s success with Liverpool.

Diaz is a skilful, exciting winger who has played for Porto since July 2019. He was tied with Argentina’s Lionel Messi as the leading scorer at the Copa America last season. Colombia plays Argentina in World Cup qualifying tomorrow.

Liverpool was next in action in the FA Cup yesterday against Cardiff. The team is second in the Premier League, nine points behind Manchester City with a game in hand on the champions.

Luis Diaz. PHOTO: AP