Liverpool have flown Luis Diaz‘s mother and father to Merseyside to allow them to spend Christmas with their son after their latest kidnapping ordeal.
Cilenis Marulanda was freed virtually instantly after being taken by guerrilla group the Nationwide Liberation Military earlier this month however father Luis Manuel was held captive for 12 days till being launched late final week.
Diaz was reunited together with his mother and father when he returned to Colombia for worldwide responsibility and the pair have been within the crowd to see their son rating each objectives in an emotional 2-1 victory at residence to Brazil on Thursday.
The PA information company understands that following the sport Liverpool paid for a personal jet, for safety causes and to assist handle the household’s trauma, to carry Diaz’s mother and father and wider household to Merseyside so they might spend an prolonged time frame collectively.
Their airplane was scheduled to land at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport early on Saturday morning.
Since Diaz’s mother and father have been kidnapped, the membership have endeavoured to offer the very best help, with supervisor Jurgen Klopp permitting Diaz compassionate go away and leaving choices about when he skilled and was out there for choice solely as much as the participant, in step with the household values they imagine are important to the membership’s ethos.
Diaz will rejoin his household in Liverpool when he returns from worldwide responsibility after their match in Paraguay on Tuesday.
He can be on a flight with the membership’s different South American gamers Alisson Becker, who was overwhelmed twice by his club-mate of their recreation in Barranquilla within the far north of Colombia, Alexis Mac Allister and Darwin Nunez – who confronted one another in Argentina’s 2-1 defeat by Uruguay – in a airplane collectively chartered by plenty of Premier League golf equipment to return their gamers residence as expediently as attainable.
Liverpool head to Manchester Metropolis in a top-of-the-table conflict on the Etihad Stadium subsequent Saturday lunchtime.