VIDEO: Liverpool's Tiago Ilori scores back-heel winning goal for Portugal under-21s

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori scored an impressive goal for Portugal's under-21s on Friday.

Tiago Ilori may have signed for Liverpool in a £7million deal last summer, but he rarely made the match-day squad for the Reds and was soon sent on loan to Spanish side Granada.

He quickly found his feet, making nine La Liga appearances and setting up one goal with a sublime cross-field pass that Steven Gerrard would have been proud of.

But now Ilori has added goal-scoring to his repertoire, netting a wonderful strike for Portugal's under-21s against their Macedonian counterparts on Friday.

The goal proved to be the only one of the game, and gave Ilori's side another three points as they maintained their 100 percent record in qualifying group 8 for the UEFA under-21 Championship.

The Liverpool defender's goal saw Portugal take their points total to 18, some nine points clear of second-place Israel.

At just 21, Ilori may find it tough to stake a claim for a regular starting position at Anfield next season.  But he has shown in the last year that he has the attributes to become a very good player for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Liverpool have shown that they are willing to give youth a chance, and Ilori could be the next player to benefit from that ethos.

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