For the final week of January Liverpool fans everywhere were punching the letters ‘T-E-I-X-E-I-R-A’ into search engines on an almost minute-by-minute basis while hoping and praying that he (Alex Teixeira) would be rocking up at Anfield for the latter half of the season.
Alas, as we all now know, the Reds missed out on the 22 league goals in 15 games attacking midfielder, and reports since have revealed that he could be the latest big name to relocate to the Chinese Super League with Jiangsu Suning.
Naturally, a player at his absolute peak joining a league that, despite the serious investment to lure names in such as Jackson Martinez, could be construed as a bizarre decision, and Liverpool fans have been voicing their opinions on the development.
Naturally, the vibe seems to have gone from him being a ‘must sign’ player to a ‘mercenary the club have dodged’. Football supporters, fickle? Never…
Great escape for Liverpool as Teixeira joins Chinese league.If thats the height of his ambitions hed have been a waste of money
— Padraig Parkinson (@padraigpoker) February 4, 2016
If Teixeira goes to China, I’m glad we didn’t get him! Clearly only around for the money.#LFC
— Herr Klopp (@EmreCxn23) February 4, 2016
If Teixeira actually goes to China then we’ve dodged a bullet. Zero ambition #LFC
— Matthew Nunn (@MNunny91) February 4, 2016
If Alex Teixeira is willing to waste his career playing in China then so be it he wasn’t worth that money at all.
— Shane Kelly (@KellzerEire2k9) February 4, 2016
If Alex Teixeira goes to China it would appear we dodged an expensive bullet – definitely not the right player for LFC with that mentality
— Dave Boon (@dave_boon) February 3, 2016
Alex Teixeira wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk for Liverpool to stand a chance of making the Brazil team. So he goes to China…. #LFC
— Newnsey (@Newnsey1990) February 4, 2016