Liverpool star open to England future

Tiago Ilori (Liverpool)New Liverpool signing Tiago Ilori has revealed that he is open to pursuing an international career with England.

The centre-back has represented Portugal at youth level after growing up in the country.

But, the 20-year-old was actually born in London and lived in the UK until he was eight-years-old.

Having not represented Portugal at senior level, speculation surrounding a potential switch of allegiance has started since his deadline day arrival at Liverpool.

Although he would prefer to stay loyal to his current nation, Ilori refused to rule out the possibility to of representing the Three Lions.

“I think I would like to stay loyal to Portugal as I’ve played in every age group for them,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“But I would never close any doors and there is no decision to make yet. If I have the choice then it is not a bad choice to have.”

Ilori joined the Reds from Sporting Lisbon in a £7m deal shortly before the summer transfer window closed.

The youngster was highly rated by the Lisbon giants, but they elected to sell after he refused to pen a new contract.

Ilori is known for his pace and even broke Sporting’s speed record in training, surpassing the results of former players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.

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