Liverpool loanee Joao Teixeira explains where he has improved this season

The Portuguese midfielder is on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Liverpool have plenty of top young talent in their ranks, so much so that it sometimes overspills and players have to go out on loan.

One such player is Portuguese youngster Joao Teixeira.

The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon in 2012 and is regarded as one of their top talents. He previously had a spell on loan at Brentford but has spent this season at Brighton and Hove Albion.

He has recently proven himself to be a great prospect, scoring six goals in all competitions, including a stunning brace in a recent 4-3 triumph over Birmingham City.

This weekend he has been speaking about his time on the South Coast. He told the official Brighton website about how regular football was helping him become a better player:

“I’ve improved a lot. I’m a different player, more confident and I’ve got Championship experience.

“Right now things are great and I want to keep these levels until the end of the season.

“I feel stronger than the start of the season and I’ve been improving on my defensive side and I’m trying to improve every game.

“When you play regularly you always improve. In training I’m trying to improve physically too and I think I’m doing an all right job.

“The last few games we’ve been winning and I’ve been playing a lot. I’m enjoying my time at Brighton a lot right now.”

Next season he will be back at Liverpool, where playing the 26 games he has managed for The Seagulls this campaign will be very difficult.

He is also already 22-years-old, so the clock is starting to tick on any potential breakthrough into the Liverpool first-team.

But the fact he is getting regular football now, and is clearly improving in his all round game, hopefully he can return to Liverpool an even better prospect and push into the first-team.

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