Joao Carlos Teixeira’s response when asked if he wants to stay at Liverpool

Joao Teixeira

Liverpool youngster Teixeira wants to stay at Anfield.

Speaking to Desporto Ao Minuto, Joao Carlos Teixeira has admitted that he wants to stay at Liverpool, despite reports suggesting he is set to leave this summer.

When asked about his plans for this summer, Teixeira said: “I do not know at this time, do not know. I can not close the door on anything. At the moment, I intend to continue at Liverpool.”

Teixeira is out-of-contract at the end of the season, and suggestions have been that he will leave seeing as he has been granted few chances at Anfield.

The 23-year-old playmaker is undoubtedly talented, but he has managed just eight first-team appearances for the Reds - with seven of them coming this season.

Jurgen Klopp has brought him into the first-team, but there are a number of attacking midfielders ahead of Teixeira in the pecking order.

At the age of 23, he should be playing week-in-week-out, and with his contract expiring at the end of this season, Fiorentina reportedly want to sign him.

The Daily Mail claim that they are opening talks with the youngster to seal a deal for him, but, at the moment, Teixeira has plans only to continue with Liverpool.

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