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Liverpool midfielder will not be replaced by Brentford

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Rosler says departure is not the fault of Teixeira. (©GettyImages)
Rosler says departure is not the fault of Teixeira. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira will not be replaced after ending his loan spell at Brentford, according to the manager of the League One, Uwe Rosler.

Teixeira was recruited by Rosler to play for the Bees until January, but has left west London for a return to Merseyside having made only two appearances as a substitute during his time at Griffin Park.

The 20-year-old spent only 28 days with Brentford before he returned to Anfield but, says Rosler, the decision to send Teixeira back to Liverpool was not a reflection on the performances of the player himself.

"Joao came to us at an unfortunate time," he told reporters.

"We do not have the same flow to our game as we did in pre-season or at the start of the season.

"Our game is out of rhythm, put it that way, but it will come again. It is difficult for a player like Joao to show us his true potential in that situation.

"I didn't want him to get frustrated. It is not about Joao's qualities, it is the situation.

"The player has gone back and we will concentrate on what we have. We have enough midfield players, we won't replace him."

Teixeira joined Liverpool from Sporting Club de Portugal in the January transfer window of 2012 and, as of yet, has not made a senior appearance for the Reds.

He did, however, make an immediate impact on his return to Liverpool with the Portugal under-20 international finding the net for the club's academy side in a thrashing of Tottenham on Monday.

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