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Luis Diaz fumes at Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino after howler against Benfica

Liverpool star Luis Diaz was fuming at team-mate Roberto Firmino for misplacing what should have been a simple assist for the Colombian in the Reds’ Champions League tie against Benfica. Liverpool were tied 1-1 on the night, leading 4-2 on aggregate, when Firmino should have laid on an easy chance for Diaz. 

Firmino broke through the Benfica defence and tried to play a pass to Diaz, but his attempt was blocked by Alex Grimaldo.  

Watching the incident, BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch said: “Luis Diaz was fuming wasn’t he. You could see what he thought of it.”

“Yeah, and rightly so,” fellow former Liverpool man Steve McManaman added. Crouch continued: “He has just got to put more pace on the pass. A man of Firmino’s ability… Diaz was fuming with it, he just wanted a bit more pace on the ball.”


McManaman said of Grimaldo’s tackle: “I mean, yeah it is a great tackle, but again it is sloppy from Liverpool and it should have been in the back of the net. (Roberto) Firmino goes with not enough power with the outside of his right foot, but he should have just pinged it across with his left foot, and put a lot more power on it. This should be a tap in at the back post.”

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