Liverpool’s Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori is the subject of a move away from Anfield to Championship side Reading for a rumoured fee of £3.75mil. Liverpool have accepted this bid and have included a 25% sell on clause but the player is yet to agree personal terms with the club. This information coming from the Liverpool Echo so seems very reliable. The young CB was bought under Brendan Rodgers in 2013 for £8mil. As of writing this, he has not made a Premier League appearance for Liverpool and his only appearance for the Reds was in the Capital One Cup under Jurgen Klopp this past season.

Ilori signing in 2013

The best way to phrase Tiago Ilori’s tenure as a Liverpool would probably be “a shame”. Because it is a shame to see a young player play as little as Tiago Ilori has done since he arrived at Anfield over 3 years ago. 22 appearances while having been signed by 3 clubs on loan in that time is shockingly low but it is not even his fault. Injuries have essentially cost young Tiago his early career which is genuinely a huge shame.

Ilori with the famous red of Liverpool

Will Liverpool miss the youngster? Under Klopp, i highly doubt it. Clean sheets is something Liverpool lack at the moment but Ilori is unfortunately not the player to will a potential void within the back line. Will he improve the Reading team? Yes because he is still a young player who represented his nation on every level except for the first team and I believe he could be a special player one day. Evidently that day does not include Liverpool. Good luck to Tiago wherever he ends up in his career. YNWA