Colombian Liverpool striker Luis Díaz performed a goal celebration for his father after scoring a stoppage-time equalizer.
Liverpool played to a 1-1 draw away to Luton Town in the 11th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England on Saturday (June 6). The draw leaves Liverpool with 24 points (W7 D3 L1), level on points and goal difference with Arsenal. However, they are third in the league on goal difference.
The Reds looked on the verge of defeat after conceding a 35th-minute goal to Luton’s Thahit Chong. But five minutes into second-half stoppage time, Dias dramatically equalized when he headed home a left-footed cross from Harvey Elliott.
After scoring the equalizer, Diaz dedicated his goal to his kidnapped father. Diaz’s parents were kidnapped by gunmen in Barrancas on the Venezuelan border on March 28. Diaz’s mother was released after an hour of captivity, but the whereabouts of his father, Manuel Diaz, remain unknown.레모나토토
For his own psychological well-being, Diaz missed the EPL 10th round match against Nottingham Forest on March 29 and the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) 4th round match against Bournemouth on March 2. After scoring the equalizer in his return match against Luton on June 6, Dias raised the top of his jersey to show the message “Free my father.
After the game, Dias released a statement demanding the release of his abductors, which he shared widely on Instagram. Teammates and soccer fans showed their support for Diaz. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp also showed his support, saying, “His goal was great, but the release of his father is more important.”