When Darwin Nunez acquired a crimson card with Palace already a objective up at Anfield, many could have feared the worst for Liverpool.
However with the followers roaring them on, Jurgen Klopp‘s aspect battled again and equalised simply 4 minutes after Nunez’s sending-off.
The goalscorer was Diaz, who minimize inside from the left and danced by means of a variety of challenges earlier than firing a surprising long-range strike into the far nook to make it 1-1.
After that, the Colombian was by far the brightest participant on the pitch, and successful 16 duels over the course of the 90 minutes he produced a feat not managed by any Liverpool ahead since Sadio Mane‘s debut in 2016:
In addition to his objective final evening, Luis Díaz received 16 of his 28 duels towards Crystal Palace – essentially the most received by a Liverpool ahead in a Premier League match since Sadio Mané additionally received 16 on his debut towards Arsenal in August 2016. #LFC #LIVCRY
— Michael Reid (@michael_reid11) August 16, 2022
The outcome was a bitter one for gamers and supporters alike, although, with the main focus after one other draw being on Nunez’s second of insanity.
Nunez has since apologised for the “ugly attitude” he confirmed in headbutting Joachim Andersen, vowing to “be taught from his errors,” having additionally held his arms as much as his team-mates.
And in a six-word message on Twitter on Tuesday night, Diaz summed up the spirit inside the squad, in a transparent reference to rallying round their No. 27:
We’re all on this collectively lads ??? pic.twitter.com/GD1cDamH3q
— Luis Fernando Díaz (@LuisFDiaz19) August 16, 2022
“We’re all on this collectively lads,” the winger wrote, his grasp of English clearly enhancing over the seven months he has spent on Merseyside.
It’s a message that displays Klopp’s sense of satisfaction after the sport, with the supervisor praising his gamers for digging in, grabbing the objective and dominating Palace with 10 males.
Liverpool will want extra of this as they appear to enhance on their disappointing begin, in fact, and Diaz needs to be central to their efforts in constructing on two attracts to date.