With Luis Diaz set to return against Leeds on Monday night, Kostas Tsimikas is looking forward to “a little bit of magic.”
Diaz has been out since October due to a knee injury suffered in a 3-2 loss at the hands of Arsenal.
In an interview with the club’s official website, Liverpool’s left-back expressed his delight at seeing his Colombian teammate back in training with him, and spoke of the “skills” that the side have missed in his absence.
“We were so sad for Luis when he got injured again in Dubai,” the Greece international explained.
“It was very difficult for us because as a team, we want him and his skills.”
“He got better with his personality every time he played.”
“He’s an incredible player who always helped me when I played with him because we play on the same [side of the pitch].” And I assist him as well.”
In his press conference before Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp stated that Diaz would be “available 100 percent for Leeds,” which delighted Reds fans who had not seen him in action in over six months.
Tsimikas also mentioned Diaz’s “magic” that he can bring to the team once he is fully fit.
“Of course, I’m very excited about this game,” he added.
“Hopefully he plays, hopefully he’s in good shape, and hopefully he can show us a little bit of the magic he showed us before he got hurt.”
On Wednesday, the forward was pictured in full training with the squad ahead of the trip to Elland Road on Monday.
Diaz had four goals and three assists in 12 appearances before the injury, making him a significant loss in what has been a difficult season for the Reds.
If he plays against Leeds, it will be a welcome sight for both fans and players as Liverpool looks to breathe new life into an exhausting season.