Liverpool’s new £37million signing has impressed so far since from Porto in January – despite netting just twice so far – and he gave supporters further evidence of his class by getting his country off the mark in brilliant fashion during their World Cup qualifying clash. Colombia won 3-0 on the night, with Diaz’s first strike being followed up by Miguel Borja and Mateus Uribe to keep their slim hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar alive.

But it was Diaz who stole the show with his sensational effort, having cushioned down a long ball with ease from the left wing, taking a touch and sending his shot curling into the bottom right corner from an angle. Diaz helped end Colombia’s awful scoring drought that had seen them go seven qualifiers and 685 minutes with hitting the back of the net.

The Liverpool man was also the last person to score their last goal – which came all the way back in September in a 3-1 win over Chile – as he boosted the team following a run of three losses and four 0-0 draws that has put their World Cup hopes at risk.

His marvellous goal came at the perfect time to lift Colombia’s spirits and fans were rightly blown away by the quality of his strike, with one hailing him as ‘our superhero’ after his brilliant effort. The goal led to wild celebrations from the Colombia players as they danced on the touchline

The 25-year-old has played 12 games in a Liverpol shirt so far, scoring in the 2-0 away win over Brighton this month and the 3-1 home win over Norwich in February. Klopp called for patience from his new forward this week, saying he was ‘not far off’ performing ‘miracles’. Diaz has netted twice since joining Liverpool but fans backed him to find the net on a regular basis after his stunning effort