Liverpool youngster explains why he left club on loan

Joao Carlos Teixeira has impressed with Brighton this season.

Liverpool prospect Teixeira signed for Brighton at the start of the season, and he has told the Liverpool Echo why he departed Anfield for the campaign.

“I came to Brighton to become more mature and get more experience, and hopefully next year I will be playing for Liverpool. That is my dream,” the playmaker said. “I need to finish the season here and then I’ll go to Liverpool on May 2.”

The Portuguese youngster has impressed for the Championship strugglers this term, scoring five goals and registering three assists in 30 games, as well as creating an average of two chances per game.

The Seagulls are still not safe from the drop to League One, and they will be counting on the 22-year-old to keep up his impressive form to help Chris Hughton keep the South Coast club in the Championship.

After the season, Teixeira is expected to feature for his nation at the Under-21 European Championships, and he will be hoping that impressive form for Brighton, and a strong international tournament, can be the thing that sees Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers include him in the Premier League squad for the next campaign.

On his current form it is hard to say such a place in unwarranted, and, fortunately for Teixeira, he is owned by a club with a history of utilising youth, and a coach always building for the future, and that should guarantee him securing a role next term.

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