Granada defender Tiago Ilori has reminded Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers of his qualities after producing a solid display against Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Following Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat to Granada, four-time Ballon d’Or winner Leo Messi swapped shirts with Tiago Ilori after the English born defender produced a solid display to stop the Argentine. Ilori is currently on loan with the Spanish side from Premier League club Liverpool but his latest performance will undoubtedly gain plaudits from Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. The 21-year-old began his career with Sporting Lisbon before moving back to his native England with Liverpool in 2013 but he was immediately loaned out to the Andalusian side. Ilori has represented the Portuguese national side at U18 to U21 level but it is still possible for the defender to represent the English national team. Super Sunday! Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield + Swansea City face Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium for ONLY 9.99,Read more Liverpool transfer news.