Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has heaped praise on young Spanish attacker Dani Pacheco. The youngster came on for the last 12 minutes for David Ngog against Fulham on Sundayand Benitez believes it is only the start for the 19 year old:
“He is a player with talent and if he can keep working hard, he will use it more effectively. Sometimes players with talent are a little bit inconsistent, so if he works hard, like he is doing now, he can be very, very important. He is closer every day. He is training with the first team, learning and gaining more experience. Training with the first team is always massive for the young players. It is extra motivation and they can learn a lot of things that maybe they would not see in other young players. Everybody can see him playing really well with the reserves, scoring fantastic goals and getting a lot of assists. He is a player who can make a difference in the final third, which is what the fans like.”
Pacheco has appeared four times as a subsitute for the first team this season and he is clearly at the forefront of the mind of the manager. A very talented player, let’s hope Pacheco makes it at the top level.