Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp provides an update on Luis Diaz’s availability amid his father’s kidnapping in Colombia.
Luis Diaz has missed Liverpool’s last two games after his parents were kidnapped by rebel group the National Liberation Army on Sunday. The rebel group released his mother after a few hours, and they claimed on Thursday that Diaz’s father would be released “as soon as possible”.
Ahead of Sunday’s game against Luton Town, Klopp was asked about Diaz’s availability.
“If he feels right, he will be with us. You can see he didn’t sleep a lot,” Klopp told reporters.
“I cannot really say what we will do because we just wait. It’s all about him, if he makes himself available or not and I don’t want to force anything. We cannot and will not force the Luis situation.“
Klopp added: “The news from Colombia gives us a little bit of hope. I don’t get it personally but I get it forwarded. But everything that gives us a little bit of hope is good. So we are waiting for really good news.”
Liverpool is in fourth place in the table with 23 points after ten matches. They are three points behind leaders Tottenham.