Portuguese has continued to impress on the south coast.
Liverpool youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira will be afforded a chance to prove his first team credentials by Brendan Rodgers when he returns to the club this summer following a loan spell at Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Championship side on a season long loan and has become a regular for Chris Hughton’s side.
So far this season the Portuguese has scored an impressive six goals in 28 appearances but recently admitted he will have his work cut out for him when he returns to Merseyside this summer if he wants a shot at the first team.
Luckily, the Liverpool Echo say Rodgers will certainly give him an to impress when the Reds go on a pre-season tour in Australia in July.
And if he’s proven to be good enough he could become an established face in the 2015/16 squad.
Given the likely exits in our attacking personnel this summer it wouldn’t be too terrible if a suitable replacement came from out youth ranks.
However, Teixeira is certainly grounded admitting that if he struggles to make the grade at Anfield he would consider making his move to the Seagulls a permanent one.
“It’s really difficult because Liverpool are a big club with great players, but you dream of playing Premier League football with Liverpool, said Teixeira.
“I really want that and I’m going to work for it but you never know what’s going to happen in the future.
“Of course I would see Brighton as an option, I like everything here. I like the city and it’s really nice living here.”
If he does manage to break through into the Liverpool first team, we certainly wouldn’t get tired of seeing shots like this fly in at Anfield: