Liverpool FC are set to offer their Portugal U21 starlet Tiago Ilori a new deal as per the interview by his father, Kola Ilori. The Portugal U21 international, who earned rave reviews for his performances against England and Italy in the ongoing U21 Euro Championship, currently has two years remaining on contract. The . report says that Ilori’s father in an interview to radio station Antena 1 said that Liverpool FC want to renegotiate his son’s current contract of A?18,000 per week in order to tie the talented 22 year old defender down to the Anfield club for his best years. “We talked last week about the future of Tiago,” Kola Ilori said in the interview. He also went onto say that Liverpool are looking into giving the youngster more chances with the current squad. “They say he will have a chance and will go on the pre-season tour of Thailand,” Kola said. Kola also revealed Sunderland had shown interest […]

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario handed Portugal a 1-0 win over England in their opening game at the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic on Thursday with Liverpool FC defender Tiago Illori helping keep Tottenham star Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Jess Lingard at bay. Mario scored the game’s only goal on 57 minutes with a rebound off a shot that hit the post, which took Portugal second in Group B behind Sweden, while England are bottom. England’s attack suffered a heavy blow before the game with West Brom striker Saido Berahino — the top scorer in qualifying with ten goals in as many games — sidelined with a knee injury. England also lost Everton defender John Stones to suspected concussion. Tottenham striker Harry Kane squandered a few chances with Liverpool FC’s Tiago Illori marshaling the defense of Portual. Kane was denied by Portugal keeper Jose Sa after a good shot from 20 yards in the first half. . […]