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Liverpool Defender Set To Join Olympiakos For £5m [Report]

Liverpool’s Tiago Ilori is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club after a wildly unproductive three years at Anfield.

The central defender, who has just returned to training following his involvement with Portugal at the Olympics, is surplus to requirements at Anfield and is due to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

The Mirror are today carrying a report that the 23-year-old is set for a move to Olympiakos, with the Greek side apparently willing to pay around £5m to sign him.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Tiago Ilori of Liverpool competes during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Liverpool and Exeter City at Anfield on January 20, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Ilori signed for the club in a £7m deal from Sporting Lisbon in 2013. Though he was highly rated at the time, he has failed to make the grade at Anfield.

He was sent on loan to Granada within a few months of arriving, before spending the entirety of the 2014/15 season with Bordeaux.

Brendan Rodgers had attempted to give him Premier League experience by sending him out temporarily to Aston Villa last year but that proved to be something of a disaster, with Ilori failing to make a single appearance at Villa Park.

In all, Ilori has made just three appearances for Liverpool, all coming in last season’s FA Cup when Jurgen Klopp basically put out a youth team, and the fact that that he is not even being mentioned by the manager in the same breath as the rest of his senior centre backs suggests that he has no future at the club.

Algeria's Oussama Darfalou (R) and Portugal's Tiago Ilori vie for the ball during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games first round Group D men's football match Algeria vs Portugal at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on August 10, 2016.  / AFP / GUSTAVO ANDRADE        (Photo credit should read GUSTAVO ANDRADE/AFP/Getty Images)

However substantial the reports of him joining Olympiakos are, Ilori will definitely be leaving Anfield one way or the other. Although Liverpool would ideally like to send him away permanently, with just ten days of the transfer window remaining they may have to settle for another loan deal.

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