Photo: Joao Teixeira in Liverpool training

Liverpool prospect remains in the first team set up, even though he has not been used this season.

Liverpool have not given up on midfield talent Joao Teixeira, despite failing to offer him chances to play this season.

The former Sporting Lisbon prospect impressed in pre-season, as well as on loan at Brighton last season before getting injured.

He starred earlier in the week as the Reds clinched an under-21 win against Leicester early in the week.

He has been pictured amidst senior teammates in preparation for Sunday's Merseyside derby away to Everton.

The Mirror reported earlier this week Teixeira had sought talks with manager Brendan Rodgers to discuss whether he would get chances this season, and left the meeting happy that he would.

It is this picture below however from today, of Teixeira approaching Rodgers and being ignored, which sums up his Liverpool career to date, afforded just one chance.

Fans do not want to see him sold or loaned like Suso or Tiago Ilori without getting a first team crack, especially with those who are given chances failing to produce, like against Sion on Thursday night.

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