The mother of Liverpool’s Colombian winger Luis Diaz has been rescued from kidnappers but the search for his father continues, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said.

Petro posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Saturday that Diaz’s mother was rescued in Barrancas in the northern part of the country.

“We continue in the search for the father,” added Petro.

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office said they had been working intensely on the case.

“From the moment the Attorney General’s Office learned of the kidnapping of the parents of the Colombian player Luis Díaz, in the Barrancas sector of La Guajira, a specialised team of prosecutors, police and military personnel have been working to find “the location of these people, clarify the facts and find those responsible”, the office said on X.