Luis Diaz will be ‘scary’ prospect in Premier League says Liverpool’s Andy Robertson

Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final hero Luis Diaz will be a special talent in the Premier League once he settles down to life on Merseyside, according to teammate Andrew Robertson.

Diaz came off the bench at half-time with Liverpool 2-0 down away at Villarreal. The Colombian was able to get on the scoresheet and inspire a memorable comeback as the Reds won 3-2 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate to seal their place in the Champions League final. 

The 25-year-old arrived at Anfield from FC Porto during the January transfer window after Jurgen Klopp's side paid over £40million for his services.

Despite being part of the team for a short amount of time, Diaz is already beginning to have a serious impact. However, Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson believes there's still a lot more to come.

The Scotland captain said: "He has been special. We've tried to help him as much as we can, all the players. We know how difficult it is coming in January.

"The coaches and everyone else have got him up to speed but he is a special, special player. The talent he has and the will to win - he just fits us perfectly.

"It was tough to take (Diogo) Jota off, I think he has been excellent this season, but Luis came on and made a big, big difference.

Luis Diaz of Liverpool FC celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final

"He played on the left, started pushing them back, dribbling the ball and everything. A really good half from him.

"He's been special since he came in and it's been a pleasure to play with him. Hopefully he will only get better.

"With a full pre-season under his belt, I believe he will get better, which is scary, but what he has produced in the here and now is pretty special as well."

Liverpool's victory over Villarreal means the club is through to their 10th Champions League final - the most by an English club.

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League match at Anfield

The Reds, who have won the tournament six times, also remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple.

Robertson added: "We just enjoy getting to this final. It is so hard to get to Champions League finals, especially the amount of good teams that are in this competition, so to get to the final is an incredible feeling.

"To make this the third in the space of five years is incredible from this group of boys. As players and fans and everyone alike, (we) should never ever take this for granted.

"It's going to be a special occasion, we are looking forward to it but we have a lot of games between now and then.

"Our season has been extended but for the right reasons and we are so happy for it and we can't wait for it to try to go and compete and try and make it number seven."

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