Liverpool youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira is enjoying his football this season.

The Portuguese whiz has made a first team breakthrough.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "I learn the most off Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho. Philippe and I play in similar positions and are similar players.

"When you move into the first-team the game changes because it is faster, more physical and better technically.

"So you have to improve all your attributes. You have to improve your technique and how strong you are.

"In Portugal we start playing five versus five games and so that's where you learn the technique."

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