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Liverpool manager impressed by Portuguese midfielder

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Liverpool youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira could be in line for a call up into the club’s senior squad after Brendan Rodgers claimed the Portuguese midfielder had looked ‘very good’ in first-team training.

Teixeira moved to Merseyside as a teenager two years ago, with the club paying £800,000 to sign him from Sporting CP, and has yet to make an appearance for the seniors.

The Portugal under-21 international has, however, impressed in the Liverpool reserve team so far this term and his performances have led to an opportunity to train alongside the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard.

Rodgers has been pleased with what he has seen from Teixeira, and public praise from the manager could perhaps lead to an inclusion in the first-team squad as the season progresses.

“I have contact with [Liverpool under-21 manager] Alex Inglethorpe on a daily basis and Joao has been one of the outstanding performers for the reserves,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“It's been difficult for him at times. When he has stepped up to the first team before it has been difficult for him.

“But I’ve seen a big difference in him. He is a talent.

“I always observe in training and see where players are at and Joao has looked very good. His intensity, the speed of his game – he has undoubted quality and he has showed up very well.“

Liverpool, meanwhile, face Fulham on Wednesday evening with an opportunity to reinforce their position in the Premier League’s coveted top four following a stunning win over Arsenal on Saturday.

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