Date: 14th September 2011 at 11:00pm
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Damien Comolli was asked, “Why have we loaned out Dani Pacheco?”

Liverpool’s Director of Football replied:
Dani has gone on loan because we want to see him play in the first team somewhere. Last year he went to the Championship and had a good start, then he was sub for a few games, but he did well in those games. We know how well he can do at youth level, he did really well last year in the U19 European championships when Spain lost in the final against France, he did well at the U20 World Cup in Colombia in August, we were there and watched all the games.

The next step is ‘can you show us what you can do in the first team?’ It would have been difficult for him to play in our first team, and rather than play in the reserves we thought if there is an opportunity for him to go on loan to a good team in a top league, and we can see what he can do and if he can develop, it would be a good opportunity. That’s why we took it.

I call it a development loan. Put the player on loan, see how he develops and then that will give us a very strong indication of where his career is going. It’s a little bit like Peter Gulacsi, who is on loan at Hull City. We think Peter has got fantastic potential for the future, he’s done extremely well with the U21s for Hungary, he captained the team, he played in the Toulon tournament at the end of May against very good teams and he was outstanding, and we felt that this year was important for him for his development.

We will monitor both of them very closely.


8 responses to “Comolli explains why Liverpool loaned out Dani Pacheco”

  1. chambers says:

    This is a load of baloney! If they believed that this guy was THAT good he would be in the 1st team squad.They intend to sell him and so he is put in a shop window for a season!….Utter tripe.

  2. Karl says:

    Most players need this as part of growing into the game. I’m sure he has 1/2 years more before he starts to get into the 1st team.

    • Gary says:

      I think its a good idea for Pacheco to go back to Spain. Over there, the teams are more technical so it would help out his game as well as add to his experience. There’s a good chance that he can come back as an even better player, so its a good choice to loan him out. Remember he is Spanish, and has come out of the Barcelona youth ranks. Going back to his roots of playing Spanish football rather than English football will benefit him. But it all comes down to promises. I have remembered a certain player that played well on loan only to be sold to another team even though he impressed!!

  3. m kop says:

    He was loaned to Athletico Madrid I think.

    So how does Comoli sees him in the first team?
    Replacing Aguero?

    • Bignate1892 says:

      he was loaned to atletico madrid who in turn loaned him out to rayo vallecano, dunno exactly how it works but I think it’ll work out for the best as long as we dont sell him

      • m kop says:

        I think Athletico has an option to buy him sa if he is good enough they can have him and if not he is back at Liverpool

        Why didn’t Liverpool loan him to Rayo?

  4. kopstar says:

    its a development loan you plums
    like wilshere and sturridge to bolton
    or welbeck to sunderland
    lets just hope he comes back good enough to be in our first team