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      Tiago Ilori (Liverpool -> Reading)

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      Tiago Ilori (Liverpool -> Reading)
      Sep 02, 2013 08:00:59 am
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      Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon

      Liverpool complete Ilori deal
      Liverpool have completed the signing of Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon.



      The 20-year-old defender put pen to paper on his contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical at Melwood.

      Afterwards, Ilori told Liverpoolfc.com: "It feels great being a Liverpool player - coming to the Premier League has always been a dream for me.

      "I'm going to try and achieve everything I can. I want to play as much as possible and we'll see what the future holds. I will give my all and try my best to help the team."

      Though born in London, Ilori has represented Portugal at U18, U19 and U20 level.

      He also has experience of playing at Anfield in the 2011-12 NextGen Series for Sporting.

      "I know the history of the club and the Premier League is the best league in the world, in my opinion," said Ilori. "Liverpool, have a great team and I think it's the place for me to be at the moment.

      "I know there have been some great teams here in the past and the club has won a lot of trophies and I want to be a part of it."

      Ilori becomes Brendan Rodgers' sixth signing of the summer transfer window, following Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho.

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      'Jamie Carragher was my inspiration'
      Liverpool's latest acquisition, Tiago Ilori, is eager to learn from his new teammates after completing a permanent switch from Sporting Lisbon on Monday – and has cited Anfield legend Jamie Carragher as one of his main inspirations.

      The 20-year-old is relishing the prospect of training, and potentially playing, alongside the wealth of central defensive talent currently at the club.

      Despite his tender years, Ilori insists he won't be phased by the quality of players who now surround him at Melwood - and he can't wait to kick-start his Liverpool career.

      "For me, the competition is great because I'm a young player, I want to learn and I think that with the players in my position I can learn a lot," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

      "I used to watch Jamie Carragher play as a young boy and I would have loved to have had the chance to train and play with him. I'd also like to one day maybe fill his place, too.

      "The last 24 hours have been chaotic. It's been nerve-wracking - I've just wanted to get things sorted out. But it's been exciting as well."



      he youngster can already boast experience of playing in front of the Kop.

      He was part of the Sporting Lisbon team which included Liverpool Academy starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira that beat the Reds 3-0 at Anfield in August 2011.

      It's a night Ilori remembers fondly - and he's eager for plenty more wins in L4 over the coming seasons.

      "It was incredible," said the defender. "It's one of the best stadiums I have ever played in. We won on the night, so I hope I can keep winning at Anfield.

      "I'm definitely looking forward to walking out there as a Liverpool player. Everyone talks about the atmosphere. I'll feel proud when I get the chance to walk out the tunnel at Anfield.

      "It'll be a dream come true, especially at such a young age."

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      Welcome to the club, Tiago! :)
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #1: Sep 02, 2013 08:04:41 am
      Welcome Tiago



      Well done quick draw Diego  ;)
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #2: Sep 02, 2013 08:19:51 am


      Welcome to Liverpool, Tiago  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #3: Sep 02, 2013 08:26:43 am
      He looks like he needs a few good meals and to spend some time on the weights. Read somewhere he is very fast, which is something I think we have missed in the centre of our defence for some time.

      Welcome to Anfield Ilori
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #4: Sep 02, 2013 08:30:08 am
      He looks like he needs a few good meals and to spend some time on the weights

      Get him on the old type steak and chips diet.

      Welcome to the top club in the league lad ;)
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #5: Sep 02, 2013 08:31:34 am
      Welcome Tiago Ilori may you have a long and successful career here.

      .
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #6: Sep 02, 2013 08:41:16 am
      Not doubting his quality, Sporting didn't want to let him go.

      Hopefully a great signing. Can't wait to see the boy in action.
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #7: Sep 02, 2013 08:53:18 am
      Welcome Tiago!

      with him being so quick i can see him making agger like bursts forward on the counter
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #8: Sep 02, 2013 08:54:12 am
      Welcome Tiago!

      YNWA!   xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #9: Sep 02, 2013 09:12:02 am
      Welcome tiago!

      You got one of the player threads , better get on the Sakho one quick Diego, he's just been confirmed!
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #10: Sep 02, 2013 09:16:36 am
      Welcome to the club Tiago
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #11: Sep 02, 2013 09:34:32 am
       Welcome to Liverpool Football Club and Anfield Tiago,I hope you settle in quickly and take the E.P.L. by storm. :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Reply #12: Sep 02, 2013 09:40:34 am
      Welcome to the club Ilori, our defense has gained some depth today.
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #13: Sep 02, 2013 09:57:49 am
      Welcome, but i know nothing about this lad can someone who's atcually watched him play 90 min for Sporting please shed some light, no youtube scouts please.

      i've heard the rumor he's beat CR record over 100m is this true, what are his strenghts, weaknesses etc and can he play RB,LB
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #14: Sep 02, 2013 10:45:04 am
      Welcome to Anfield kid - hope all your ambitions are realised...and then some!
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #15: Sep 02, 2013 10:51:48 am
      Welcome, but i know nothing about this lad can someone who's atcually watched him play 90 min for Sporting please shed some light, no youtube scouts please.
      They already have ajay; look around and you'll find it. I'd do it for you but I'm busy at the mo' - check the transfer thread.

      Yeah... welcome Tiago... may the road rise up to meet you.


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      Reply #16: Sep 02, 2013 11:28:35 am
      Can play at left back as well apparently. Very intrigued by this guy!

      Welcome Tiago!
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #17: Sep 02, 2013 12:16:07 pm
      Welcome to the club Ilori :)
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      Reply #18: Sep 02, 2013 12:26:55 pm
      Welcome Tiago! Your going to love it here....
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #19: Sep 02, 2013 12:39:14 pm
      Another good signing for the club, are we now starting to think this has been a pretty good transfer period, despite no huge marquee signings, becuase I certainly am.
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #20: Sep 02, 2013 12:39:19 pm
      Welcome Tiago!
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      Reply #21: Sep 02, 2013 12:41:50 pm
      Another young talented player from all accounts, I've never seen him, but hopefully he impresses and can have a successful career with us
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      Reply #22: Sep 02, 2013 01:09:33 pm
      Never seen him play but very highly rated so again I'm excited for this one, looking forward to Ilori's development here and hopefully he can become one of our best in the coming years.
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #23: Sep 02, 2013 01:12:30 pm
      Good to see this one go through, we should really have our defense sorted now.
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      Re: Tiago Ilori Player Thread
      Reply #24: Sep 02, 2013 01:16:03 pm
      boas-vindas Tiago Ilori, você pode ter uma estadia longa e feliz em Anfield
      boa sorte  ;)

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