Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Tiago Ilori's performance against Harry Kane

Tiago Ilori

Forgotten Liverpool defender impressed for Portugal up against Tottenham and England's Harry Kane.

On the day Liverpool edged closer to signing another centre-back, one they paid £7 million for and haven't given a first team opportunity to re-announced himself in dramatic fashion.

Tiago Ilori helped Portugal's under-21 side to keep a clean sheet against England in a 1-0 win, expertly snuffing out the threat of Tottenham sensation Harry Kane, who scored at Anfield this past season.

The Guardian had reported hours earlier that Liverpool had agreed a fee and set up a medical for teenager Joe Gomez from Charlton. Ilori showed the teenager will have to join the queue.

Signed from Sporting Lisbon by Brendan Rodgers in 2013, he has been loaned out without getting a crack to yet show what he can do as a Liverpool player.

Last season it was French side Bordeaux, before that Spanish club Granada.

Considering the woeful displays defensively at times from Liverpool defenders last season, step forward Dejan Lovren, Ilori showed he is more than ready to seize his chance.

Sure enough, the Liverpool Echo since reported the 22-year-old will get a chance to show what he can do in pre-season. More performances like he did up against England will seal the deal.

Ilori's display had Reds fans raving on Twitter, and questioning quite why they have not seen more of him. Here's a look at the reaction...

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