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What did Liverpool star Luis Diaz buy with his first salary as a professional?

By Charles Cornwall

What did Liverpool star Luis Diaz buy with his first salary as a professional?

Luis Diaz is one of Colombia's most beloved sports figures, acclaimed as a national team player, currently playing for Liverpool in the Premier League

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Luis Diaz is one of Colombia's most beloved sports figures, acclaimed as a national team player, currently playing for Liverpool in the Premier League, one of the most competitive tournaments in the world. Diaz gave details of what he did with his first salary as a professional footballer to the Colombian media.

In case you didn't know, Diaz has indigenous roots. Lucho, as he is also known in the country, is under 30 years old and is a "guy who is aiming for the top, but who has had to overcome incredible obstacles to even become a professional footballer". The striker grew up on a small ranch in La Guajira, a coastal area of Colombia, with his family of indigenous Wayuu roots, very close to the Cerrejón coal mine, where, despite everything, money was scarce.

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He was introduced to football by his father, who managed the local team. Luis Díaz knew that in order to lift his family out of poverty, he had to excel in the sport that his father had instilled in him from an early age. At the age of 17, he was discovered by a talent house of the Colombian Indigenous National Team, where, along with other friends, he excelled until he became an official national team player for his country and now plays for Liverpool.

According to Colombian media, Diaz did not spend his first salary on parties and celebrations, but invested it in something he enjoys and which will also generate an income in the future.

What did he buy?

"One of the things I like the most is gold, so I went and bought some bracelets and chains", commenting that he didn't throw a party and that he preferred to acquire these materials because over time they have much more value.

"That cost me about a million pesos," explained Luis Díaz, which has generated admiration on social networks and among his fans, who follow him during his time at Liverpool.


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