- Luis Diaz put up a masterclass performance in Liverpool's Emirates FA Cup success against Chelsea
- The Colombian forward, who joined the Reds in the January transfer window, has been an instant hit
- Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Diaz was adjudged the man-of-the-match as Liverpool urged closer to a historic quadruple
Colombia attacker Luis Fernando Diaz celebrated his man-of-the-match performance after Liverpool edged Chelsea in the 2021-22 Emirates FA Cup finals on Saturday afternoon.
The former FC Porto wideman produced a superlative performance to drive the Reds to their first FA Cup success since the 2005-06 season.
In a post on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, Diaz captioned a photo of himself with the oldest cup in the history of football as a 'dream.'
How did Liverpool clinch the FA Cup at the expense of Chelsea?
In a frantic start to the game which has been typical of games involving Liverpool and Chelsea, both sides were presented with good opportunities to break the deadlock but fluffed their lines.
The second half was no different from the first as both sides huffed and puffed for the game's opener but to no avail.
In extra-time, Chelsea was the more dominant side with three-goal attempts but still could not nestle their efforts at the back of Liverpool's net.
With the two sides proving inseparable they had to be separated by the dreaded penalty shootouts - similar to the Carabao Cup finals.
And the Reds proved they had the number on their opponents once again with Mason Mount's miss proving decisive as Tsimikas dispatched his excellently to hand Liverpool their eighth FA Cup trophy.
What was Diaz's performance in the finals?
The January signing proved pivotal in Liverpool's triumph with his showstopping display against Chelsea.
Despite not getting on the scoresheet and being withdrawn in the first half of extra time for Roberto Firmino, Diaz's total output on the field did not go unnoticed.
Liverpool edge Chelsea in thrilling penalty shootout to clinch FA Cup as quadruple hopes remain alive
How did Diaz react after winning the man-of-the-match award?
Liverpool pip Chelsea to FA Cup glory to keep the quadruple chase alive
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Liverpool kept alive their hopes for an unlikely quadruple as they beat Chelsea via a penalty shootout to win the FA Cup.
It was almost identical scenes to the Carabao Cup on Saturday, May 14 as Liverpool edged their age-old rivals in a thrilling shootout after a goalless 120 minutes.
Mason Mount missed the decisive penalty as the shootout was forced into sudden death, after both sides were level after the initial five penalties.