‘I beg you to release my father right now’ – Luis Diaz posts emotional statement after Liverpool return

'We’ve no words to describe our family’s terrible feelings.'

‘I beg you to release my father right now’ – Luis Diaz posts emotional statement after Liverpool return
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Luis Diaz is embraced by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after the Luton draw (Photo: Getty)

Luis Diaz says his dramatic goal for Liverpool against Luton Town was ‘for the freedom of my father and all the kidnapped in my country’.

The winger was named in a matchday squad for the first time since his parents were kidnapped in his native Columbia last weekend, with his father still being held captive.

His return proved vital for the Reds as he scored a stoppage time equaliser to salvage a point for his side after Tahith Chong had given the Premier League minows a shock lead at Kenilworth Road.

As he celebrated, Diaz lifted up his shirt to reveal a message on his undershirt that read: ‘Freedom for my father’.

Post-match, the 26-year-old posted the following, emotional statement on Instagram:

‘Here’s not the player speaking. Today’s Lucho Díaz, the son of Luís Manuel Díaz. Mane, my dad, hard working man, family pillar… he’s now kidnapped.

‘I ask ELN to release my father as soon as possible. I also ask the international associations to work on that in order to guarantee his freedom.

‘Every second, every minute we’re more worried. We’ve no words to describe our family’s terrible feelings, and it will be the same as long as he’s not back at home.

‘I beg you to release my father right now, respecting his integrity. I want to thank to all Colombians and also the international community for your support.’

More to follow…

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