Tiago Llori - Liverpool FC target

Liverpool in the hunt for Sporting defender Tiago Ilori

Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori is a major Liverpool transfer target according to several reports.

Tiago Llori - Liverpool FC target

The Echo reports that the reds are prepared to pay £3M for the 20 year old centre-back - who at 6ft 3in offers a commanding presence in the Portugese side.

However, the Mirror are reporting that we have had a £3.5M bid turned down.

He has cemented his position in the Sporting first team in the past season, but with financial worries clouding the Portuguese club they are unlikely to keep hold of the player.

With Danny Wilson making his exit, and with doubts remaining over Sebastian Coates LFC future - Ilori is seen as an ideal candidate for 'the future' in the reds defence.

Sporting, like Liverpool, finished 7th in their domestic league this season - missing out on European football after a disappointing Europa League campaign last term.

Ilori's arrival into the regular first team places coincided with a much improved period of form for Sporting.

Valencia, Spurs and Arsenal are also linked with the player.

  • Jatson

    Come on guys, leave our kid alone.

  • Geoff D

    I always think it is a promising sign especially for a centre-back when they can get in the first team at such a young age.

    Portugal is one of the better value leagues in Europe for signings too.