Report: Joao Carlos Texieira likely to remain at Liverpool beyond transfer deadline

Joao Teixeira

Teixeira was tipped to leave on loan, but could fight for a first team place.

Liverpool midfielder Joao Carlos Texieria is likely to stay at Anfield, according to a report in the Liverpool Echo, and could fight for a place in the first team. 

Given the resources Liverpool have in wide positions and in the attacking midfield part of the team, it would have been widely expected that the Portuguese player would be allowed to leave the club on loan again, after taking in a loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion last season.

Teixeira was part of the squad that took part in a pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia and managed to get some 45 minute spells under his belt, as he was also recovering from a broken leg sustained towards the end of his loan spell last season. 

There have been a few departures from the club in the past few days, players on the fringe of the team who may not be getting any game time, with Lazar Markovic one of the more high profile players to have secured a loan spell, as he has joined Fenerbahce for the season. 

After the international break, Liverpool's fixture schedule starts to get all the busier, with involvement in the Europa League and the Capital One Cup getting underway, and it wouldn't be surprising now to see Texieria get his opportunity in either of those competitions - and he may even be in contention for place on the bench at Old Trafford when the Reds take on Manchester United in the Premier League with Philippe Coutinho suspended.

The midfielder has impressed fans when he has featured. He's clearly a talent with the ball at his feet, and the 22-year-old made a promising start to the under-21 Premier League season with an excellent goal in the Merseyside derby not so long ago. 

It will be interesting to see just how much game time he gets with the first team between now and January if he does remain at Anfield. 

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