Diaz scores on Liverpool return after parents kidnapped

Colombian International Luis Diaz scored on his return for Liverpool for the first time since his parents were kidnapped by a guerilla group in his homeland on October 28.

Diaz’s mother was rescued within hours of her capture last week, but the search goes on for his father Luis Manuel Diaz.

After heading in a stoppage-time equaliser to prevent Liverpool suffering a shock defeat at Luton in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, Diaz displayed a t-shirt saying “freedom for Dad”.

On Saturday, the head of Colombia’s ELN guerilla group on Saturday acknowledged the organization had made a “mistake” in taking Diaz’s parents.

They were abducted in their hometown of Barrancas, near the Venezuelan border.

Liverpool left it late to salvage a 1-1 draw at Luton Town as Luis Diaz scored an emotional equaliser at Kenilworth Road.

Liverpool failed to convert 23 attempts, as Darwin Nunez endured a night to forget that was capped off by an open-goal miss.

It looked like Luton had made the visitors pay the price for wasteful finishing when former Manchester United youth player Tahith Chong finished off a sharp counter-attack with 10 minutes remaining.

That goal cued Luis Diaz’s introduction off the bench, and in the fifth minute of injury time he repaid his manager’s faith by heading home Harvey Elliott’s cross.

He celebrated by revealing his undershirt with the message “Freedom for papa”, in reference to the kidnapping of his father in Colombia.


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