Reports in Portugal suggest that Ilori could be on his way to Spain after failing to win regular playing time at Anfield following his £7m summer move from Sporting Lisbon.

According to A Bola Valencia are willing to offer Ilori more regular playing time during the second half of the season and hope that the presence of Portugese players Ricardo Costa Joao Pereira and Helder Postiga will work in their favour.

While fellow new arrivals Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho have quickly established themselves in Brendan Rodgers first team plans 20-year-old Ilori is yet to feature for Liverpool this season.