Aston Villa and Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Tiago Ilori's deadline day transfer

Tiago Ilori

Aston Villa have signed Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori.

Aston Villa have confirmed on their official website that they have signed Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on a season-long loan deal.

Ilori, 22, was actually born in England, but represents Portugal at international level, racking up 36 appearances over the course of his time with their youth teams.

The defender joined Liverpool in 2013 having impressed with Sporting Lisbon, but he has yet to even make his debut for the Reds, spending time out on loan at Granada and Bordeaux instead.

Now, despite Liverpool's terrible defensive showings over the last two years, Ilori has once again been sent away from Anfield, this time joining Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

The deal was something of a surprise considering that Villa had already signed Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott this summer, but Ilori will get the opportunity to impress under Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

Villa fans reacted on Twitter to the deal, and urged their manager to test Ilori at right back, despite him naturally being a centre back, and whilst most supporters were happy to see Ilori arrive, others questioned the move, believing that Villa didn't need another central defender.

Meanwhile, Liverpool fans were incredibly disappointed to see Ilori leave the club once again, blasting manager Brendan Rodgers for his refusal to give Ilori a chance - and there is definitely a sense amongst the Anfield faithful that letting him leave permanently could be a huge mistake.

Here are some of the reactions from Aston Villa and Liverpool fans after Ilori completed his move to Villa Park on deadline day...

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