Ilori targets Liverpool stay

The 22-year-old is out of favour at Anfield and could leave on loan for the third straight season.

But the former Sporting Lisbon defender is keen to stay at Liverpool and fight for his place in the team.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I want to play for Liverpool. I don’t want to be in Liverpool just to be sitting around. My objective is the same as every other player, we all want to play so everyone’s going to fight for their place.

“I joined Liverpool two seasons ago to play for Liverpool, that is my number one objective so I’m going to do everything to make that happen.”