Tiago Ilori pleased to join Granada

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori looks forward to beginning his season-long loan with Granada.

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori has revealed his delight at joining Spanish outfit Granada on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old moved to the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon B in the summer, but has failed to make a first-team appearance at Anfield.

The centre-back will now spend the remainder of the campaign at Granada, who he has branded a side "that plays good football and has ambitions".

"I chose Granada because I know I'll have opportunities to play here. They're a team I like, that plays good football and has ambitions," he told reporters at a press conference.

"At the start of the season I played some friendly games, then I couldn't get to play every week, but I'll be at 100% soon. Liverpool are a great team, they have great players and it's difficult to get a chance, but I hope I'll get to play more games next season."

Ilori could make his debut this weekend against Real Madrid.

Sporting's defender Tiago Ilori during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Sporting CP at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on April 21, 2013
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