Liverpool’s Joao Teixeira is well known to Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner.

But the John Smith’s Stadium chief admits he doesn’t know if the 23-year-old is a realistic long-term target for his club.

The Portugal Under 21 player is being linked with a possible move to Town on loan, and it’s easy to see why such a switch would appeal to both clubs.

The close relationship between Wagner and Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has, of course, been well chronicled.

Joao Teixeira on the attack for Liverpool against West Ham in the FA Cup

And it’s long been suggested Town could take young Anfield players on loan.

The Championship club would benefit from the services of bright young prospects.

And Liverpool would know they would be gaining experience in the same full throttle system favoured by Klopp.

Wagner’s fellow German is said to be a fan of Portuguese attacking midfielder Teixeira, who is out of contract this summer.

But at this stage, the odds of the 23-year-old playing first-team football for Liverpool appear as long as his No53 squad number.

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The ex-Sporting Lisbon and Portugal Under 21 player’s five starts for the club have all been in cup-ties this season.

With Klopp’s side out of the FA Cup, in which he played four times and scored in the 3-0 third-round replay win at home to Exeter City, Teixeira would likely be

limited to occasional Premier League appearances from the bench, like the two he has made to date (the most recent in the 2-0 defeat at Leicester City earlier this month.

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So a third loan move after Brentford in 2013-14 and Brighton and Hove Albion for the bulk of last season would make sense.

Even though Wagner’s not short of attacking midfielders, there’s little doubt Wagner would be interested.

He already has five loan players, the maximum number who can appear in any one matchday 18, in keeper Jed Steer, James Husband, Emyr Huws, Jamie Paterson and Elvis Manu.

But clubs can have more than five on the roster.