Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira hopeful of getting Anfield debut in near future

Teixeira has not been registered for the Europa League squad so his chances of performing at Anfield are limited to the domestic fixtures.

Liverpool midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira is dreaming of the day he gets an Anfield debut, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Teixeira made his first team debut for the Reds in February 2014 in 3-2 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League but has never had the opportunity to play for the first team at their home ground.

Last season Teixeira spent time on loan at Brighton in the Championship but was unfortunate to suffer a broken leg after a largely impressive spell for the 22-year-old.

Some may have thought that he will have been in line for another spell away from the club with competition for places so intense but he remains at Anfield and thinks with the cup competitions the side are involved in, plus the inevitability of injuries over the course of the season - but he wasn't registered in the club's Europa League squad.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I have been on the bench at Anfield before, but I have never played for the first team there.

“Anfield is a special stadium with special fans and the atmosphere you feel there is different to any other stadium in the world so I certainly have hopes of playing at Anfield this year.

“I want to play as many games as I can for Liverpool, be part of the team and try to help them to win as many games as possible.

"Above all else I want to do my best and show that I have the quality to be a Liverpool player.” 

Given that the Europa League seems to be the main competition where Rodgers is giving the fringe and younger members of his squad game time, it seems a surprise that Teixeira wasn't registered for their European campaign - and judging by the line-up for the League Cup game against Carlisle, the Reds boss is leaving little room for chance with that competition and a lot of the frontline players are getting more game time.

Evidently Teixeira has some talent otherwise he wouldn't be in and around the first team squad, and a lot of fans would like to see him play more often but as his position in the side is taken up by Philippe Coutinho it could be difficult for him to break through. 

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