Published On: Sat, Nov 18th, 2023
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Liverpool star’s parents land in Britain after kidnap ordeal | Football | Sport

His father, Luis Manuel Diaz, was held captive by a Colombian guerrilla group for 12 days until his release last week.

The star’s mother, Cilenis, ­was also taken by the National Liberation Army on October 28 but was rescued hours later.

They, along with the 26-year-old winger’s wider family, arrived at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport on a private jet paid for by the club yesterday morning.

Diaz was reunited with his ­parents when he returned to Colombia for international duty earlier this week.

The pair were in the crowd to see their son score both goals in an emotional 2-1 victory at home to Brazil on Thursday. It is understood that following the game Liverpool FC hired the private jet for security reasons and to help manage the family’s trauma.

Diaz will rejoin his family in the city when he returns from international duty after their match in Paraguay on Tuesday.

He will be on a flight with Liverpool’s other South American players Alisson Becker, Alexis MacAllister and Darwin Nunez.

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