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Liverpool ace 'not completely comfortable' after Jurgen Klopp exit as transfer links persist

Luis Diaz is replaced by Darwin Nunez during Liverpool vs Spurs.
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The links with Barcelona and Luis Diaz are seemingly not going anywhere, though the chances of the Catalan side being able to afford to sign the Liverpool man even should the Reds countenance a departure — appear to be slim.

But while Diaz has spoken about being happy at Liverpool, the claims from Spain are not going away. This time, it is Mundo Deportivo reporting that Jurgen Klopp's exit could play into the Colombian's decision over whether he might be open to a move.

The Spanish report claims that Diaz has a 'desire' to play for Barcelona. On top of that, Klopp leaving at the end of the season 'weighs on him' and as a result, Diaz is said to be 'not completely comfortable'.

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Diaz's father has previously expressed a desire to see his son play in Spain but Real Madrid has already signed Kylian Mbappe and is well-stocked in attacking areas. Barcelona appears to be the only club with the possibility of making that dream happen.

Barcelona, though, would need to sell former Leeds United forward Raphinha in order to fund a move and even then, there is no guarantee that Liverpool would be keen to let him go. The South American, who scored eight Premier League goals last season, would be valued at more than $94m (£75m/€88m), according to The Telegraph.

Diaz spoke towards the end of the Premier League season, insisting that he was content at Anfield. "The truth is that I am very happy to be here. Great years are coming for the club, I have no doubt about that," he told the Reds' official website.

Liverpool.com says: Losing Diaz cannot be completely out of the question because of his age and previous injuries. If a big enough offer was placed on the table, then it should be considered. There are younger players out there who could at least match his goal output from last season, albeit there were big mitigating factors for the Colombian given what happened to his parents.

If Liverpool were to lose Diaz, adding another forward to the mix would become a massive priority. The 27-year-old could only be allowed to leave if someone was lined up to come in and make an instant impact.