Teixeira aims to make the most of his chance at Liverpool

The 23-year-old has played in all three of the Reds' FA Cup ties, putting in a useful performance in the goalless fourth round draw at home to West Ham, after featuring in a Capital One Cup game back in October.

He made his first-team debut as a substitute in the Premier League win at Fulham almost two years ago but was then loaned to Brighton for the whole of last season and it was only the current injury problems which propelled him back into first-team contention with a crop of the academy's top talent.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to see what the club's younger players can do and Teixeira is one of a number looking to impress the German.

"I don't know what happened (after his debut)," said the Portuguese, who arrived from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2012 for £850,000.

"It was frustrating because when you do well you want to play more and more. Sometimes things happens and you have to respect the decisions."

On what his return to the team can do for him now he added: "It is the manager's decision.

"I just work every day to be in the team in the FA Cup, Premier League and Capital One Cup.

"I just want to play, get minutes, do my best and contribute to the team.

"Every time I play I enjoy it. That is my job and that is what I like to do."

Source: PA