Last Updated: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:48
Former Sporting Lisbon defender and new Liverpool recruit Tiago Llori has said he is open to the possibility of playing for England.
The £7million signing on deadline day was born in London and despite representing Portugal at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels he has not ruled out changing allegiance and turning out for England.
The defender has yet to secure his place in Brendan Rodgers's side but with a shortage of full-backs across the country he is already being talked about as a possible future England player.
"I think I would like to stay loyal to Portugal as I've played in every age group for them," Ilori 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.
"I lived in a few places around Kentish Town. I was eight when we moved to Portugal. My mum is Portuguese.
"I didn't play in any football league when I was in London but just played with my friends.
"My English family are originally from Manchester and they all moved to London.
"My Dad was born in London as well."
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