Liverpool ace may leave Anfield without playing a match

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Ilori in action for Liverpool under-21s
Ilori in action for Liverpool under-21s.

Spanish side Granada are plotting an audacious move to bring Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori to the club on a permanent basis.

According to the Daily Mail, Granada are keen to make the Liverpool player's loan move permanent after an impressive start to his career in Spain.

The 20-year-old centre-back joined Liverpool last summer, but was sent on loan to Granada without playing a first-team match for the Anfield side.

And the £7m summer recruit has been excellent for Granada, with the Spanish side now keen to bring him in on a permanent basis if Liverpool allow.

"For the experience he has he is calm, he has pace, moves the ball well. He has come in and fitted into the team very quickly," said Cordero.

"When the end of the summer comes we'll see if he is wanted by the Liverpool first team or if they want to sell or loan him."

Liverpool have plenty of options in the centre of defence, with Brendan Rodgers able to call on the likes of Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel when all are fit.

As a result, Ilori was deemed surplus to requirements for this season, but he's highly regarded around Anfield and expected to feature in some capacity next term.

The Reds are still well in contention for a top four finish in the Premier League this season, and with it a place in next year's Champions League.

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