Liverpool’s Colombian forward Luis Diaz and his family can finally breathe a sigh of relief after the news that his father has been released after 13 days in captivity. According to Sky Sports UK, the Colombian National Liberation Army has handed over the father of the Liverpool striker to members of the Catholic Church and the United Nations in a statement released last night, putting an end to the family’s nightmare.
“The long-awaited news of my father’s release has brought immense joy and relief to our family,” said Luis Diaz. (source: Sky Sports UK)
The Colombian forward’s father was kidnapped by a group of guerrillas in the South American nation, and the family had been enduring an agonizing wait for his safe return.
“The support and prayers from my teammates, the club, and the football community as a whole have been truly overwhelming during this difficult time,” added Diaz. (source: Sky Sports UK)
The striker, who joined Liverpool in the January transfer window, has been a key player for the team and his absence due to the family emergency had raised concerns among fans and the football community.
The entire football world, including Liverpool, has rallied behind Diaz and his family during this challenging period, and his father’s release has been welcomed as a piece of heartwarming news amidst the ongoing football action.