Liverpool have confirmed Joao Carlos Teixeira has joined Brighton on loan.

The Portugal midfielder will begin the 2014-15 campaign with the Championship side after completing the switch on Friday.

Teixeira, who moved to Anfield from Sporting CP in 2012, made his first-team debut as a substitute against Fulham at Craven Cottage in February.

The 21-year-old also had a loan spell at Brentford last term.

Brighton recently appointed revered former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia as manager.