Luis Diaz misses Liverpool v Nottingham Forest game after parents’ kidnap ordeal

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    Luis Diaz will miss Liverpool's match vs Nottingham Forest following the kidnap ordeal of his parents.

    Luis Manuel Diaz after Cilenis Marulanda were both kidnapped on October 29 in Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia. The Liverpool forward's mother was recently freed after a police and army blockade managed to find the kidnappers.

    The search had continued to find Diaz Sr, who was not with Marulanda when she was freed. General William Salamanca who is the Director General of the Colombian Police Force was seen on social media calling the Liverpool star to inform him of their efforts to rescue his father.

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    However, recent reports understand Diaz's father has been found after a huge shootout took place that left two people dead. Local reports from the La Guajira region understand Diaz Sr was freed after a police rescue mission resulted in the deaths of two of the four kidnappers. It's believed the kidnappers were on their way to Colombia's border with Venezuela, where they may have been intending on smuggling him into the country.

    The horrendous ordeal means that the 26-year-old will not take the field for Liverpool in their Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest today (October 29) as he's been left out of the squad with Diogo Jota taking his place in the starting lineup.

    The player's parents were believed to be snatched when the unidentified armed motorcyclists managed to track down the truck both were inside, before intercepting and boarding it, moments before they were taken away.

    When a police blockade helped find Marulanda, General Salamanca said: "We are pleased that you are free again, madam," he said. "I congratulate them [the authorities] for the reaction of all the police officers dedicated to the cause."

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