Loan defenders return to bolster Liverpool ranks

Tiago Ilori: Defender yet to appear for Liverpool first-team

Liverpool have recalled defenders Kevin Stewart and Tiago Ilori from their loan deals ahead of Friday night’s FA Cup clash at Exeter.

Stewart,22, who can play in midfielder or defence, has been recalled from Swindon Town having joined the League One side back in July.

Portuguese centre-back Ilori, 22, has returned to Liverpool from Aston Villa.

The news comes a day after Liverpool brought Sheyi Ojo, 18, back from his loan spell with Wolves.