Did not know that him and Teixeira were close mates.
'I'll help Ilori settle in Liverpool'
Joao Carlos Teixeira has welcomed the addition of his friend Tiago Ilori to Liverpool and insists he will be an exciting capture for the future.
Following his arrival on transfer deadline day from Sporting Lisbon, Ilori has been reunited with former teammate Teixeira, both of whom played key roles in a win over Liverpool in the NextGen Series in 2011.
Teixeira is delighted to team up with the promising centre-half again and has promised to help him settle in to life on Merseyside.
"Tiago is really happy to be here," Teixeira told Liverpoolfc.com. "I have already spoken with him and he's going to enjoy it here.
"He is a really fast player for a centre-back, is tall and he will get stronger and improve here.
"I will show him the city and help him settle quickly."