Dani Pacheco arrived at Liverpool in the summer of 2007 from Barcelona and was widely regarded as one of the brightest prospects in football. Arriving from the youth system of Barcelona, Pacheco was tipped to take the Premier League by storm. Also known as El Asesino, the Spaniard played for Liverpool Reserves initially and he eventually made his Liverpool debut in a Champions League game against Fiorentina as a second half substitute for Alberto Aquilani in late 2009. He further made six more appearances taking his tally to seven first team appearances however failing to score in any of them but he did provide an assist in a Europa League game against Unirea Urziceni. As far his international career is concerned, Pacheco won the Golden Boot at the 2010 UEFA European Under 19 Football Championship scoring 4 goals.
So the question which arises in my mind is that why isn’t he playing more games for Liverpool? Why is he always left on the bench? Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish, all of them have left Pacheco on the bench for most occasions, But why? We all know that he is extremely talented but is he really good enough to play for the first team? Or are there other reasons for him not playing? Obviously we don’t know what the reasons are, but we can only imagine that he hasn’t done enough to play for the first team regularly. But I still believe that he is worth a try and will produce once given the chance to play on a more consistent basis.
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