Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Tiago Ilori's European under-21 Final performance

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Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori impressed for Portugal again.

Liverpool centre back Tiago Ilori came within a penalty shootout of capping his impressive under-21 European Championships with a trophy.

The defender put in another standout performance for Portugal in the final against Sweden, keeping a clean sheet as the game ended a 0-0 draw after extra time.

Ilori was composed throughout, completing 91 per cent of his passes and making 13 clearances, as he battled to keep John Guidetti quiet.

He took on Tottenham and England's Harry Kane and came out on top early in the tournament, and has shown since that display was no flash in the pan.

Ilori was signed from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon two seasons ago, and has been on loan at Granada and Bordeaux ever since.

With a new season on the horizon, Ilori will be hoping he has done enough to earn a shot at the Liverpool first team, whose defence was inconsistent last season, and at times just plain awful.

Here is a look at how supporters reacted to his display...

I'd have zero beef if Ilori started away to Stoke on the first day of the new season. #U21EURO #LFC

— Nick Sculley (@sculls_6) June 30, 2015

Ilori is looking like a player here, hope he gets a chance #U21EURO #lfc

— Joe Pepper (@JPepper90) June 30, 2015

From what I've seen of Ilori in the Euro u21's he deserves a chance next season....Solid #EuroU21 #LFC

— Steve Jauch (@Stevejauch) June 30, 2015

Ilori will definitely take over from Skrtel in a season or 2. I've said it before and I'll say it again. #LFC

— Scott (@RedsOrDead) June 30, 2015

Ilori has to be given a shot at first team action this year, quality ball playing solid CB #lfc

— Mike Gaz (@underscoreMikeG) June 30, 2015

Ilori doing pretty well tonight. #lfc

— Rich (@R1chJ) June 30, 2015

Tiago Ilori has more European experience than Brendan Rodgers and Sean O'Driscoll :)

— Elton Well As Can Be (@keswickbro) June 30, 2015

Liked the look of Ilori. If he stays fit, I'd like to see him have a go.

— Paul (@Liverpool_FOUR) June 30, 2015

 

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