Ian Wright praised Luis Diaz for making ‘very, very good runs’ at Arsenal’s backline despite Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at the Emirates on Sunday.
In another game to forget for Jurgen Klopp’s men, they fell to yet another defeat in the Premier League and conceded more abject goals at the back.
Prior to going off injured just before the half-time break, Diaz was one of the very few positives for Liverpool and that was the case at the full-time whistle, even though he only played 42 minutes.
It was Diaz’s run down Arsenal’s right-hand side which resulted in Darwin Nunez cancelling out Gabriel Martinelli’s opener inside the first few minutes.
The Colombian international laid the ball on a plate for Nunez, who did very well to smother the ball that came across him and find the back of the net.
Unluckily for the Reds, he had to go off because of a knock and was replaced by Roberto Firmino, who then proceeded to score Liverpool’s second goal in the second half, only for Bukayo Saka to score the winning goal from the spot.
Nonetheless, Wright was impressed by what Diaz was producing out on the channels for his struggling side, as he told Premier League Productions.
“Nunez makes a great run (for his goal),” said Wright. “He just smothers the ball on target, so you can get it on target.
“Diaz made a good run, he was making some very, very good runs and they showed how dangerous they can be.”
In August, Liverpool put an incredible nine goals past Bournemouth, who proceeded to sack Scott Parker, not because of results, but other off-field issues.
But, nonetheless, he was out of the door, with interim boss, Gary O’Neil taking to the dugout.
Fast forward to the present and he has led Bournemouth to a five-game unbeaten run, eighth in the league and they are now two points ahead of Liverpool in the table.
The issues facing Klopp and his players is that there aren’t any signs that their current mess is going to stop because, in the Champions League and in the Premier League, there are problems galore.