James Rodriguez faced the ire of Real Madrid and Everton fans after supporting Liverpool for a Champions League title this season.
Liverpool will face Madrid in the final at the Stade de France in Paris on 28 May.
In the 2018 Kyiv final, Gareth Bale scored two goals in a 3-1 victory for the Spanish club.
Despite spending six years at Madrid at the beginning of his career, Rodriguez has said that Liverpool want to win the final this season for Colombian teammate Luis Diaz.
“I want Liverpool to become champions,” said Rodriguez, Colombian journalist reported. pipe sierra.
“I have a lot of friends at Real Madrid and it’s a difficult team for this kind of match, but I want Lucho (Diaz) to win.”
Reportedly, Rodriguez helped convince Diaz to move to Liverpool from Porto for £37m in January.
Tottenham initially favored Diaz’s signing before he opted for a move to Anfield.
mirror Diaz spoke with Rodriguez and former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao, who advised him to join Liverpool.
Since arriving at Merseyside, Diaz has impressed with 5 goals and 4 assists in 22 appearances for the Reds.
Rodriguez’s latest remarks are unlikely to go down well for Madrid, where he scored 37 goals in 125 appearances between 2014 and 2020.
He will also upset Everton’s fans, who joined on a free agent after leaving the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez quickly became a fan of Goodison Park, but spent just one season at Toffee, scoring six goals in 26 appearances, and moving to Qatari club Al Rayyan in September after being frozen by former Everton manager Rafael Benitez. I did.