If it is not Torres, then it is Reina the next day, or maybe Glen Johnson after that. There always seems to be news of a Liverpool player wanting to leave the club. And now I am hearing rumours that Daniel Pacheco wants to leave Liverpool.
I have always thought that Pacheco was going to be a world class player and hoped that he would achieve that status at Liverpool. The young Spanish player showed his class and quality at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship where he won the Golden Boot at the Championships after scoring 4 goals. After that dazzling display at the Championships, Roy Hodgson told Pacheco that he is part of his plans at Liverpool and thus he should stick around. Pacheco has done that and he got rewarded by playing a few games in the UEFA Europa League. But since then we have not seen or heard much of the player. Clearly Hodgson does not want to give the player a run especially during these trying times for Liverpool. As a youngster, being thrown into a team that is not firing on all cylinders could be a nightmare.
So could this lack of game time and opportunities be the reason Pacheco would want to leave? Is Roy doing the right thing by not playing him?
I do not think it would be a wise idea at all to let Pacheco go as I believe his is going to be the future one day, but he will only achieve that status if he gets game time which does not look likely under Hodgson right now. Hodgson has given Jonjo Shelvey a couple of runs in the first team and he has not covered himself in glory. Give Pacheco and run and see what he can do. A question to you Roy, “Are you giving Jonjo a run because he is English and Pacheco is not getting a look-in because he is not?”