Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was quizzed today (Thursday) at his Bolton pre-match conference about the news that has been making the headlines over the last couple of days, linking Liverpool with a move for 19-year-old Portuguese midfielder Carlos Teixeira.
It has been reported that Liverpool have already agreed a deal worth £1million with his current club Sporting Lisbon for the player many are comparing to Deco.
Dalglish said, “There might be something about that, yes.
“If we’ve something to say we’ll tell you but I think there might be something on that.
“He’s only a kid.”
Now I have no problem with us buying young players such as Teixeira, but my biggest concern is that these young players are not getting the first team chances. I doubt it is a matter of them being not good enough to break into the first team.
Over the past couple of seasons, we have had many young attacking players in the academy and reserves but no one has broken in to be a star of the first team. If memory serves me correct, the last attack minded player to make it through the ranks to the first team and be a success is Michael Owen! Now how long ago was that?
We have had the likes of Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing and Jack Robinson break into the first team but why is it just the defenders coming through? Our biggest problem right now in the first team is lack of goals and creativity in the midfield.
Would this not be the best time to give someone like Adam Morgan a chance in the first team and see how he does upfront? Or throw on Raheem Sterling in the last 20 minutes of a game and give him a run at defenders with his pace and trickery?
With all these amazing young players and great management setup at the academy, I feel we are missing a trick or two in converting all this talent to success in the first team. Maybe I am wrong and maybe I am jumping the gun and these young players are going to get their chance to shine in the future.
Carols Teixeira updated sourced from Liverpoolfc.tv