Luis Diaz: Fans Notice Interesting Detail About Winger’s Dad During Luton Game

Luis Diaz: Fans Notice Interesting Detail About Winger’s Dad During Luton Game

Rene Otinga
updated at February 22, 2024 at 2:51 PM
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  • Liverpool maintained their lead at the top of the table after beating Luton
  • The Reds had to come from behind to secure a 4-1 win on Wednesday
  • Luis Diaz found the net with his father watching from the stands

Luis Diaz’s father delighted fans last night as he copied his son’s style during Liverpool’s win over Luton.

Luis Manuel has been an ever-present figure at Anfield since his harrowing ordeal towards the end of 2023, and it came as no surprise when he was spotted in the exec box again on Wednesday.

Luis Diaz's father wore the exact same outfit as him vs Luton.
Luis Diaz and his father during Liverpool's game against Luton on Wednesday, Photo:James Gill.
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Liverpool players are seemingly determined to give Jurgen Klopp a decent send off in the best way they know how, by winning football games.

The spirit within the team was evident on Wednesday, February 22, when the Reds came from behind to beat Luton Town 4-1 in the Premier League.

After trailing at halftime through a Chiedozie Ogbene goal in the 12th minute, Liverpool upped the gear in the second half, turning the game on its head through goals from Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott.

After Diaz put his side 3-1 up, cameras panned to his dad, and fans noticed he was rocking the exact look as his son, including gloves for the ten-degree temperature at Merseyside, as seen in a video shared by EuroFoot.

This led to hilarious comments from fans, who saw the funny side to the whole scenario.


"I love his dad, he’s so supportive and always gives us meme material."


"What's with the gloves?"


"That’s so lovely to watch."


"If my dad did this for me I will be in tears on the pitch."

What happened to Luis Diaz’s father?

On October 28, 2023, armed men on motorcycles kidnapped Luis Diaz’s parents from a gas station in the small town of Barrancas.

Diaz’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was rescued hours later, but his dad was at the mercy of the guerrilla group National Liberation Army, or ELN, for 12 days, before he was located, according to The Guardian.

Since then, Luis Manuel Díaz Jiménez has consistently stayed away from his home country Colombia and is often seen attending his son’s games in England.

Things we learnt from Liverpool’s win over Luton

Sports Brief also reported on some of the things we learnt from Liverpool’s win over Luton.

The main message the Reds sent from the win was that they are genuine title contenders, as the win took them four points clear at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp’s men also showed their ability to win games without the reliance of their top scorer Mohamed Salah.

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