Liverpool striker Luis Diaz’s parents kidnapped in Colombia – mother rescued, father remains in kidnappers’ hands

The parents of Liverpool striker Luis Diaz were kidnapped in Colombia after being stopped by gunmen on motorbikes.

His mother was later rescued, but his father is still missing.

Cilenis Marulanda was rescued by police in the city of Barrancas, Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro, has said.

Meanwhile, the country’s police director, General William Salamanca, said he is using every agent to find Diaz’s father.

The parents of the 26-year-old Colombian were reportedly kidnapped while they were driving home.

Colombian media reports say they were at a gas station when armed men on motorcycles approached.

Colombia’s soccer federation said the kidnapping was regrettable and urged authorities to rescue the father of the popular player.