Joao Teixeira has made a flying start to life at Brighton & Hove Albion, putting in the type of performances that will impress senior staff at parent club, Liverpool.
The Brighton manager, former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia, described the 21 year old to The Daily Mail as a ‘very good player’ and stressed the importance of his team to ‘get the ball to him in dangerous areas’ after the Portuguese playmaker has scored twice in his 3 appearances so far. Teixeira’s first came against Leeds and was soon followed up with the match winner against Bolton on Saturday.
Liverpool fans will be hoping this season will really push on Teixeira’s development and for him to come back and be in a position to make a difference in the first team. That appears to be going well right now with the former Sporting Lisbon man set to play a key role in Brighton’s midfield and the opportunity for valuable exposure to a highly competitive league.
Liverpool signed Teixeira from Lisbon in 2011 following some impressive displays in the NextGen Series. He spent the end of last season on loan at League One Brentford, although he found first team opportunities there few and far between. That does not appear to be the case this campaign as he stars for Brighton.
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