Liverpool’s Luis Díaz appears to have been targeted by a disgruntled fan during the Champions League on Tuesday night.
As Díaz – who previously played in Portugal’s top football division – celebrated the goal against Benfica, a fan threw a large stick at the athlete from the stands, footage obtained by The GuardianESPN FC and Sports Illustrated. The object flew over his head, narrowly missing the soccer star by a small margin, according to IF.
Díaz’s score helped his side to a 3-1 victory for his team.
According to Initiatedother Liverpool players, including defender Andy Robertson, have also been targeted by Benfica fans.
Díaz still had a good game. “It was the moment I’ve been waiting for; to come back here and produce a good game,” he told reporters, The Guardian reported. The second game will take place on April 13.
Díaz, 25, signed a five-year contract with the Liverpool club in January this year. He started his professional career as a midfielder at Colombian club Barranquilla. In 2017, he joined Atlético Juno then FC Porto in 2019.
Of his talent, the Liverpool manager said, according to Eurosportafter Tuesday’s game: “He’s a top player. He’s a world-class player. It’s a joy for me to work with Luís every day, and I’m more than happy that we decided to sign him in January.”