Diaz responds after Jota’s Liverpool celebration following kidnap of parents

Luis Diaz has responded to his Liverpool team-mate Diogo Jota, who showed support for the Colombian when he netted against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The parents of the Colombian forward were kidnapped on Saturday evening, with his mother now safe but authorities in the South American country still searching for his father. And Diaz wasn't part of Jurgen Klopp's side on Sunday.

Jota netted the opening goal of the game, and he immediately raced towards the sidelines to grab Diaz's shirt and hold it up. Liverpool shared the snap on social media, and Diaz responded with a love heart and raised hands emoji.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp admitted: "We had to obviously make a late change because of the private situation involving Luis Diaz.

“It’s a worrying situation for all of us and it was a pretty tough night. I have never had that before. It’s a new experience I never needed."

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Liverpool will continue to support Diaz, and a club statement read: "Liverpool Football Club can confirm it is aware of an ongoing situation involving the family of Luis Diaz in Colombia.

"It is our fervent hope that the matter is resolved safely and at the earliest possible opportunity. In the meantime, the player’s welfare will continue to be our immediate priority."

The Reds are looking to be back to their very best, and Klopp's side dismantled Nottingham Forest at Anfield with Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez also finding the net.

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