Jurgen Klopp has revealed Luis Diaz is back training with Liverpool amid his family’s ongoing kidnapping situation.
Diaz’s parents were captured by four gunmen on motorcycles on the streets of their hometown in Colombia’s La Guajira region on Saturday as they bought watermelons at a gas station.
While Diaz’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was released later that night, Diaz Sr. remains a hostage. Colombian police and military are working together to bring him home safely.
A major manhunt has been underway since then, and local authorities have blamed Colombia’s last remaining rebel group, Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN), which translates to “National Liberation Army.”
Diaz’s mother was left in a car by kidnappers as police closed in, but the gunmen dragged his father away.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Luis Diaz is back training with Liverpool amid his family’s ongoing kidnapping situation
Liverpool striker Diaz, 26, remained in England after learning of the events on Saturday evening.
He was not involved in Sunday’s win over Nottingham Forest or Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Bournemouth.
However, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Luton, Reds coach Klopp confirmed that the Colombian was back in training.
“We have to see how he feels and then move on,” he said at the pre-match press conference.
“Anything that gives us a little hope is good, we are waiting for good news.” It’s all about him whether he makes himself available or not.