Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco had a fantastic debut for Norwich City against Scunthorpe United on Saturday. He was a provider of the first two goals for his strike partner Grant Holt and also nearly got a hat-trick of assists when his fantastically weighted through ball found its way to Marc Tierney who hit the post. Norwich manager Paul Lambert praised Pacheco after the match:
“I thought his debut was as good as I’ve seen. I thought he was brilliant, he lifted the crowd. The hype about him was over the top. People thought he was just going to come in here like Lionel Messi. He’s only a 20-year-old kid learning the game, but I thought his performance was fantastic.”
After getting a standing ovation when he came off after 70 minutes, it was clear for everyone to see that the Spaniard is a fantastically classy player, which begs the question as to why both Roy Hodgson and now Kenny Dalglish have not yet given him a proper run out in Liverpool’s first team.
One caveat to the performance has to be that the class of opposition Pacheco faced on Saturday wasn’t the greatest. Scunthorpe look all set to be relegated and it was manager’s Alan Knill’s first match in charge after taking over from the sacked Ian Baraclough. United are in freefall and lie 12 points off safety, bottom of the Championship, and Knill said after the match that “it couldn’t get any worse than that.”
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