Teixeira: What I think of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

JOAO TEIXEIRA has revealed how Jurgen Klopp has given Liverpool's young players renewed confidence.

The Reds' injury problems and congested fixture list has seen Klopp forced to use the full depth of his squad, particularly in the FA Cup.

Teixeira has made six appearances in all competitions this season while the likes of Tiago Ilori, Kevin Stewart and Ryan Kent have been handed debuts.

And the 23-year-old admits Klopp's support has given him the belief to play his natural game on the big stage.

"We have had a lot of games, two games a week at least," Teixeira said.

"You can’t play with [the same] 11 players, so you have to change the team. He has trusted the young players and they have been doing well.

“He gives us confidence and always tells us to enjoy the game, not to be afraid and to do our best. The young players have been showing that.

“He always gives me a lot of confidence to play my game, to be free on the pitch and not to be afraid. Confidence is the most important thing for a player.

“When someone is behind you and pushes you all the time – saying ‘you can do it’, ‘you will do it’ – it is good because it gives you confidence.

"You know you have the support from the manager. You can see he is a very passionate person for football and everything he does. It’s great to have his support.

“He [Klopp] has showed [his confidence] in the cup games – FA Cup and Capital One Cup. He has been playing the young players and showed confidence.

“We’re young and have a big desire. We want to play more. We don’t have anything to lose, it’s the opposite.

"Every minute we play is to win and to show how good we are and can be. That’s what all of the younger players are trying to do now.”