Luis Diaz celebrates scoring for Liverpool in the FA Cup
Luis Diaz was the hero of Liverpool’s FA Cup triumph over Arsenal. The Colombian played the full ninety minutes, was a threat in attack and scored a superb late goal to take Jurgen Klopp’s side into the last 16 of the Champions League. the oldest tournament in the world.
The last month has hit the Gunners with losses in both the Premier League and Cup. The year has started much like the end of 2023 for the London side, who have already gone four games without a win.
They drew with Liverpool in the Premier League and then lost their next three games. Against West Ham and Fulham in the league and now against networks in the FA Cup.
Having dropped to fourth place in the Premier League, already five points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side, Arsenal are not getting up. He did not take advantage of the change in competitions to “reboot” and hold another tournament from scratch.
Quite the opposite is happening with Liverpool. As a senior, he has not lost in an English tournament since losing to Tottenham on 30 September. In the group stage of the Europa League they have only two defeats, which do not matter. Otherwise everything is going like clockwork.
Dominate the Premier. The leader, ahead of Aston Villa by three and City by five. In the Cup he left Arsenal to reach the fourth round.
They claimed their third win in a row thanks to an own goal from Jakub Kivior ten minutes before the end of the match. He struck into his own net from Trent Alexander Arnold’s side-on free kick. Then, in added time, Colombian Luis Diaz sealed Liverpool’s victory by sending Diogo Jota into the net.
Liverpool topped the thirty-second final as did Manchester City, who enjoyed the return of Belgian Kevin De Bruyne to coincide with a new performance from Phil Foden, who led a 5-0 demolition of Second Division Huddesfield Town. ensured Pep Guardiola’s team reached the 1/16 finals of the FA Cup.
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