Diaz Mother, Cilenis Marulanda rescued, father, Luis Manuel Diaz, remains missing

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz mother, Cilenis Marulanda, who was kidnapped together with his Father has been rescued but his father, Luis Manuel Diaz, remains missing.

Strenuousblog reported that the parents of the Colombia international were kidnapped in the municipality of Barrancas after they were approached by armed individuals on motorcycles.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro said that Cilenis Marulanda had been rescued but that officials were still searching for Luis Manuel Diaz.

General William Salamanca, director of Colombia's National Police, said (via Semana): "We already have the mother, she is in good health, scared, but she is fine. They took the father away on a motorcycle, they took him out of the car and took him along the trails there. We are committed to carrying out checkpoints and identifying people on motorcycles."

Liverpool releases Statement

Liverpool have said in a statement: "Liverpool Football Club can confirm it is aware of an ongoing situation involving the family of Luis Diaz in Colombia.

"It is our fervent hope that the matter is resolved safely and at the earliest possible opportunity. In the meantime, the player’s welfare will continue to be our immediate priority," the statement reads.

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