Shortly after Jamie Carragher had received a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 88th minute of today’s 1-0 victory over Queen’s Park Rangers at Anfield, the Liverpool crowd serenaded him for the last time with You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Liverpool have made a £4million bid for young Sporting Lisbon centre-half Tiago Ilori. Liverpool made the offer for the 20-year-old on Wednesday, and the Portuguese giants are set to give the Reds an answer quickly.
Ilori, born in London but a Portuguese Under-20 cap, is tipped for big things and Rodgers desperate to have him in a major defensive revamp.
The 6ft 3in former striker is classy on the ball and also dominant in the air.
Rodgers spotted Ilori and has now been given the cash to make a bid – although Sporting are not happy about the idea of selling a player who has only just broken into the first team.
Interesting data from whoscored.com showing the different types of creative players in the Premier League.
In a creative sense an average of 1.5 key passes per game may not seem like a lot but the quality of chances that he’s laid on have been superb at times. Half of his 18 key passes this season have created clear cut opportunities for teammates, with an average of 0.75 per game in that regard the highest in the Premier League. In turn the youngster has picked up 5 assists already, with 0.42 per game again at the top of the pile in England’s top flight this season.