Diogo Jota pays tribute to Luis Diaz as police provide a reward for data on his father’s kidnapping

Diogo Jota pays tribute to Luis Diaz as police provide a reward for data on his father’s kidnapping

Diogo Jota held Luis Diaz’s shirt aloft at Anfield on Sunday afternoon (Photograph: Getty Pictures)

Diogo Jota paid tribute to Luis Diaz by celebrating his purpose at Anfield on Sunday, after the Colombian’s mother and father have been kidnapped of their house nation earlier this weekend.

Diaz missed Liverpool’s match with Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon after experiences that his mom and father have been taken hostage by “attackers on motorbikes” on Saturday night.

Diaz’s mom, Selenis Marulanda, was launched, however Colombian President Gustavo Petro confirmed late Saturday that his father had not but been rescued.

In a short assertion, Petro mentioned: “In Operation Lockdown in Barrancas, Luis Diaz’s mom was rescued. We’re nonetheless looking for the daddy.

Colombian police confirmed on Sunday that there was a reward of 200 million pesos (£39,938) for data that may assist rescue Diaz’s father.

Colombian Inside Minister Luis Fernando Velasco mentioned on Sunday: “Yesterday afternoon we obtained a telephone name, we known as the police, and the police chief, Normal Salamanca, went to the world and had an excellent impact, which was to launch the mom.

He added: “The actions of the general public drive search to dam the best way for these folks to forestall them from transferring Luis Diaz’s father to Venezuela, which is a primary speculation, and I ask residents to report in the event that they know something.”

Jota scored Liverpool’s first purpose in opposition to Nottingham Forest on Saturday (Photograph: Getty Pictures)

“We clearly needed to make a late change due to the particular state of affairs involving Luis Diaz,” Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned forward of the match in opposition to Nottingham Forest.

“It is a worrying state of affairs for all of us and it has been a really troublesome night time. I’ve by no means had that earlier than. It is a new expertise that I by no means wanted.”

On Sunday morning the membership issued the next assertion: “Liverpool Soccer Membership can affirm that it’s conscious of the continuing state of affairs involving the household of Luis Diaz in Colombia.”

He added: “We very a lot hope that the matter will probably be resolved safely and as quickly as attainable.” Within the meantime, participant welfare will stay our fast precedence.

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