Liverpool media round-up, Klopp comments on youngsters, Teixeira's future

Joao Teixeira

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

A lot of the news focusing on Liverpool is regarding their 3-0 win over Exeter City in their FA Cup third round replay last night.

Goals from Joe Allen, Sheyi Ojo and Joao Carlos Teixeira helped the Reds book their place in the fourth round where they will take on West Ham United at Anfield in nine days time. 

Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp has urged for patience when it comes to his younger players who starred last night, saying they need time to develop.

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo: “We must give the lads time to develop. Tonight was a good moment, a few things very impressive but lot of things still to learn.

"The target has to be Liverpool FC in Premier League and for this you have to be ready in all parts of development and that's where we try to help the boys."

The same report also has some quotes from Klopp on the future of Joao Carlos Teixeira's future at the club, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old seems to be highly rated by the Liverpool fanbase, who have wanted to see a little more of the midfielder this season, with the Liverpool manager hinting that he might be persuaded to extend the player's stay.

“I like Joao, as a person he's a really nice guy and he's a good footballer.

“It's not allowed to be three or four years a substitute in this age, you have to play. I would like to work with him longer because it's only four months and I see his big jumps in development.

“We are always in talks, we have to speak about it, see what he wants, see what we want. It has to fit in the end, all players can't stay here. Sometimes you have to leave, I'm not sure it's the situation for Joao."

The night also saw Jon Flanagan make his long-awaited return from a persistent knee injury but one drawback of the night will have been Christian Benteke not being able to get on the scoresheet - though he was heavily involved in two of the three goals.

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