Liverpool's woeful lack of attacking options has already seen Raheem Sterling become a regular in the league at 17 years of age, and earlier in the week manager Brendan Rodgers spoke about the likelihood of Samed Yesil seeing action against BSC Young Boys in the Europa League after early reports suggested both the young Turkish-German striker and the Spanish attacker Suso were to be included in the traveling squad.
And it turns out that they may not be the only ones seeing unexpected playing time in the coming weeks thanks to a disappointing final day of the sumer transfer window, as Dani Pacheco has revealed that he will at least be on the bench come Thursday night:
Im in the squad for thursday at europa league's match. Very happy.— Daniel Pacheco(@dani37pacheco) September 18, 2012
For many, the inability for Pacheco to make the breakthrough under multiple managers at Liverpool and when sent out on loan in both England and Spain despite that he appears a hugely promising talent every time he's given a chance to play has been an ongoing source of frustration and puzzlement. And when, following a strong preseason, the club attempted to ship him out on the final day of the transfer window, his time at Liverpool seemed well and truly over.
Rather unexpectedly, then, it appears as though he may finally be given a chance to impress. Now it's up to Pacheco to take it and prove that he belongs in manager Brendan Rodgers' first team plans.