Liverpool prioritise 'player welfare' after Luis Diaz parents' kidnapping in Colombia

Luis Diaz gestures during Liverpool's Premier League game against Everton in October 2023.
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Liverpool have prioritsed "player welfare" after it emerged that the parents of midfielder Luis Diaz had been kidnapped in his native Colombia.

According to reports in Colombia on Saturday, Luis Manuel Diaz and Cilenis Marulanda were intercepted by kidnappers on their way home in the town of Barrancas.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.