Brentford Cut Short Liverpool Starlet’s Loan Spell

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Portuguese was unable to be given many first-team opportunities by the Bees.

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Exciting young Liverpool midfield player Joao Carlos Teixeira has already returned to Anfield from League One side Brentford after his loan spell with the club was prematurely brought to an end, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Merseyside giants caused a major surprise when allowing the highly rated Portugal Under-21 international to move on a four-month loan move to Griffin Park in September when the likes of Serie A outfit Bolonga were also understood to be keen on taking Teixeira on loan as well this season.

However, it is thought that the Reds, and in particular head coach Brendan Rodgers and Academy chief Frank McParland, preferred to see the 20-year-old learn his trade at an English club, as opposed to moving abroad so early on in his development as a player.

Unfortunately, though, by all accounts the Portuguese starlet’s spell with Uwe Rosler’s men did not quite go according to plan, with Teixeira making just the two appearances in total for Brentford, before being sent back to Merseyside way before his scheduled Jan 5 return date.

Teixeira did manage, however, to find the back of the net for the Liverpool Under-21 side in their 5-0 rout of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

“Unfortunately we were not able to give Joao the opportunity to demonstrate his obvious talent,” said Brentford sporting director Mark Warburton.

“I would like to place on record our appreciation to Frank McParland and the Liverpool staff for allowing Joao to spend some time with us.”

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