Luis Diaz has been an important player for Liverpool. The left-winger has often provided the spark when his team is in tough situations. His pace and dribbling skills on the wing give the opposition’s defenders plenty to think of. Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp also rates the player very highly.
The 26-year-old Luis Diaz joined the Premier League giants Liverpool in January 2022. The forward has played nine matches for the Reds in the Premier League season 2023-2024 so far and scored two goals. His current contract with the club runs till June 2027.
As per the reports, Luis’ parents were kidnapped in his home country Colombia. The kidnapping happened in the Barrancas town, La Guajira region of Colombia. The reports further state that the Police had been on the case. Reportedly they are working to bring back the player’s parents as soon as possible.
🚨 Liverpool star Luis Díaz parents have been kidnapped today in Colombia, per @VickyDavilaH reports.
Tje case happened in the recent hours in Barrancas, La Guajira.
The police is reportedly taking care of the case as they are working to bring Luis parents back asap. pic.twitter.com/q7BBePnqrB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 28, 2023
According to the other reports, the kidnapping happened on the afternoon of Saturday. Diaz’s parents Luis Manuel Diaz (Father) and Cilenis Marulanda (Mother) were impeded by the kidnappers when they were going to their neighborhood house in Barrancas town, Colombia.
Diaz was born in the town of Barrancas. The Colombian international has received support from his Premier League club amid the ongoing situation. The club has released a statement stating – “Liverpool Soccer Club can confirm it is aware of an ongoing situation involving the family of Luis Diaz in Colombia”.
Liverpool’s hierarchy has further inflicted that they hope that the matter gets resolved securely. They have stated that the player’s well-being would be their prime priority. It is fitting to see the club’s support and concern towards their player in a situation of adversity.
Luis Diaz’s mother Cilenis Marulanda has been securely released
As per the reports, the winger’s mother Cilenis Marulanda has been securely and cautiously released after being kidnapped earlier. However, reportedly Luis’ father Manuel Diaz is still not being released and police are still working on the incident.
Police now working on the case of Luis Díaz’s father. pic.twitter.com/amOS5HFINI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 29, 2023
Colombia’s President Gustava Petro has also given his statement regarding the matter on one of his socials. He wrote – “In an operation in Barrancas, Luis Diaz’s mother has been rescued. We continue the search for the father”.
The Colombian soccer federation has requested the authorities to take acute measures and helmed their stance with the player and his family.
It’s a concerning matter. It remains to be seen, how quickly the police authorities can get the player’s father released from now on. Liverpool fans around the world would hope that their forward’s father gets rescued safely without any harm.