The Portuguese talent turns 23 this month.
Liverpool took on Exeter City in the FA Cup yesterday in what was an excellent fixture at St James Park. Jurgen Klopp decided to rest the majority of his first-team players for the game and it almost backfired - with Exeter earning a replay with a 2-2 draw.
On the one hand it was disappointing but it was good to see some of the young talents and fringe players get a shot.
One player who sort of falls between that crack is Joao Teixeira.
The Portuguese playmaker turns 23 this month and now is the time to prove himself as a potential first-team regular for Liverpool going forward.
Granted he has had his injury trouble this year, which came at the end of a magnificent loan spell at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Championship.
He put in yet another exciting display, as he usually does when given a chance for Liverpool.
He has great vision and obvious skill, even if the boggy pitch in Devon did not offer him ample opportunities to show it off.
Liverpool fans were clearly impressed with the performance and hopefully this can be the catalyst for the 22-year-old to kick on this term...
Joao Teixeira did himself no harm tonight either. Tidy footballer, clever, technically good, deserves more chances in the first team squad.— Joseph Musker (@Musker_LFC) January 8, 2016
Honestly Teixeira the only one that's good enough for the first team.— Heavy Metal Kop (@Nikz_LFC) January 8, 2016
Teixeira looking very good tonight! Maybe a player who could fill in for Coutinho for the next few weeks. Sinclair not good enough. #LFC— Jamie Howard (@jayhoward95) January 8, 2016
Teixeira looking like the only senior player on the park. Good game from him so far. #LFC— Aussie Red (@Aus_Red) January 8, 2016
Teixeira always looks good. Should be involved more #LFC— Craig Walley (@craigwalley1) January 8, 2016
The more I see of Teixeira the more I like that lad! Kent and smith looks good too #LFC— Dom Kennett (@Dom1073) January 8, 2016
Teixeira looking good, needs to make the step up, not really that young anymore #LFC— Michael Donnelly (@Mick_Donnelly) January 8, 2016