Toulouse upset Liverpool on Thursday. Despite the defeat, Luis Diaz had a reason to be happy. Kidnappers released his father several days before the game. It was twelve days after the guerilla group National Liberation Army kidnapped his father in northern Colombia.
After scoring on Sunday in a Premier League encounter, Diaz revealed a “Freedom for Papa” T-shirt in Spanish, requesting his father’s release. Thursday, Diaz took a low right-footed attempt from beyond the box that Toulouse goalkeeper Guillaume Restes saved.
Two weeks ago, the home team fell 5-1 to Liverpool at Anfield. This time, they have a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Aron Donnum and Thijs Dallinga.
Toulouse Upset Liverpool
In the 74th minute, Cristian Casseres scored an own goal to cut the deficit to one, but Frank Magri scored right back to extend the margin to three goals. Diogo Jota replaced Diaz in the 81st minute. In addition, he scored just 8 minutes later. According to sports betting reports, Liverpool felt it had tied the game in added time, but VAR ruled that Jarell Quansah’s goal had been offside.
Football betting reports said it was Jurgen Klopp’s 450th game as team manager. In addition, Klopp told football news outlets earlier that the Colombian striker was “very thrilled” with his father’s release.
He felt his squad did not play well and was disappointed after the game. After four games, Liverpool has nine points and is in first place in Group E. Two places behind, Toulouse is in third.