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Jurgen Klopp has set Liverpool winger Luis Diaz the goal of scoring “10-15 goals” this season while urging the Colombian winger to attract inspiration from former Reds forward Sadio Mane. Klopp insisted he has no doubts that Diaz will soon discover his goalscoring touch having struggling to search out the online regularly despite dazzling since joining from Porto back in January.

The forward has notched just six goals in 28 appearances since arriving at Anfield on the turn of the yr, despite his consistently influential displays for the Reds. Diaz squandered two glorious opportunities in Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Fulham last week, but despite that, Klopp called for calm, insisting the goals will come.

Initially opening up on the expectation for the variety of goals Diaz could rating this season, Klopp declared: “Oh definitely he can get 10-15 goals this season. That’s his quality. We want to see, but after all that’s his potential.”

The Reds boss then cited Mane for example of somebody who needed time to settle into Liverpool’s system before exploding close to his goals return. Prior to his move to Anfield, Mane had never got near 20 goals in a season for either RB Salzburg or Southampton. Nevertheless, after a season of settling in, the Senegalese striker hit double figures in 4 out of 5 of his remaining years with the Reds, including 26 in 2018-19.

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