We have been talking a lot over the last couple of days of how we think Daniel Pacheco is the future of Liverpool and that he should be given a chance in the first team so we can see what he can do. Pacheco has had very few chances in the first team this season and it has led to some people thinking that the Spanish player is going to leave Liverpool in search for regular first team football.
Many fans believe that Pacheco is good enough to be given a chance right now but Roy Hodgson does not seem to think so. Hodgson believes that Pacheco still has a lot of work to do if he wants to be part of the first team.
Hodgson said, “He’s had moments when he’s looked good, others when not quite so. He’s working on his game. He featured in the unfortunate Northampton game. It was a great opportunity for those outside the first 13 or 14 to really show me, ‘You should be thinking of me.’ When will he get his chance again? Probably in one of these games in Europe, who knows, maybe he will burst back onto the scene, but it is very difficult to do that in a reserve game.”
Now judging from those comments by Hodgson, it does not sound like he has much faith in Pacheco at this moment in time. Hodgson sees the player day in and day out in training so he must know better than us. I do not think it is fair to judge Pacheco based on that one Northampton game. Give the lad another opportunity. We saw his amazing goal this week in the reserves, if that did not get Hodgson to stand up and take notice then I do not know what else Pacheco has to do to get a run in the first team.
Do you think Pacheco is good enough for the first team now?