Promising Portuguese talent Joao Teixeira yesterday confirmed he has decided to quit the club.
Teixeira becomes a free agent at the end of this month, and will join Primeira Liga side Porto.
Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira during training
Quoted by The Express, Teixeira explained the chance to play regularly was the big factor behind his decision, describing it as a 'dream move'.
Teixeira was signed by the Reds in 2013 after impressing in the NextGen Series against the Reds for Sporting Lisbon.
Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira in action with Augburg's Paul Verhaegh
He was called up to the first team by Brendan Rodgers a year later and while he went onto make his Premier League debut, he never really nailed down a spot, and was loaned out to Brighton the following year.
Teixeira's chances did not improve after Jurgen Klopp was appointed as Liverpool boss, used only sparingly, while other young players like Sheyi Ojo and Kevin Stewart got bigger roles.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Joao Carlos Teixeira before the game
Breaking into the first team was always going to be difficult for Teixeira next season, with Coutinho and Robert Firmino demanding and deserving of roles in attack.
At 22, he needs to go and play regularly, and a return to his homeland with Porto, where many top stars have blossomed and gone onto even bigger success, is one of the best moves he could have made.
Here is a look at how Reds fans reacted to the developments...
Joao Teixeira is making the right decision 4 himself 2 play regular 1st tm ftbl at Porto providing they stick 2 any promise made.#LFC— Nasiru Rashid (@nasiru_rashid) June 13, 2016
Best of luck to Joao Teixeira at Porto, shame he didn't get a proper chance, good little player #LFC— Mamadou Taylor ⚽ (@jack_taylor9) June 13, 2016
Gutted to see Teixeira leaving Liverpool, his next club is likely to be Porto. Understandable why he left tho imo.— Emre Can (@ItsEmreCan) June 13, 2016
Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira in action with Exeter's Matthew Oakley