EPL: Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho names a replacement for Sadio Mane at Anfield
Fabinho, a Liverpool midfielder, has suggested that forward Luis Diaz will eventually take Sadio Mane's place at Anfield.
In the absence of Mane, who joined Bayern Munich this summer, Fabinho stated that Diaz would play a larger role in the upcoming season.
Diaz, who joined Liverpool from Porto in January for a fee of £37 million, had six goals and five assists in 26 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's team last season.
Previously, in the first half of the 2021-22 season, the Colombian international scored 22 goals in 28 games for Porto.
Fabinho told The Athletic that Diaz would shine after Mane's departure.
"For a long time, Sadio was always on the left side," the Brazilian explained. But now we have Luis [Diaz] on the left side, who impressed us in the second half of last season.
"Luis will become more important."
In the meantime, Fabinho said of Diaz's teammate Darwin Nunez, "Darwin may need a bit of time to adapt, let's see, but a player like him can really change a team." He's the right number nine. He can score goals.
"He scored in both games against us in the UEFA Champions League." We know how talented he is."