The sad truth: Dani Pacheco's Liverpool career is over

Dani Pacheco

Liverpool loaned out Dani Pacheco on deadline day, and the Spaniard better start planning his permanent Anfield escape route.

Liverpool's big two transfer deals this month were to bring in two talented young attackers, Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho.

The pair have every chance of establishing themselves as mainstays of Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side over the future seasons.

One talented youngster who left the club on deadline day was the one-time 'Next Big Thing'; Dani Pacheco.

Pacheco is now 22-years-old, and needs to really shake off that 'talented youngster' tag and become a 'proven star'.

The problem is unlike Sturridge or Coutinho, is career is not moving upwards or sideways, but downwards.

Pacheco was loaned out, once again, this time to Spanish second division side SD Huesca, strugglers who lie in the relegation zone, 19th out of 22.

It says everything about how Pacheco's career is looking right now, even though this season he has made strides by appearing in both the Europa League and League Cup for Liverpool.

Last season he was loaned out the entire campaign, spending it with Rayo Vallecano, who at least were in La Liga.

It was relatively unproductive, and perhaps he will stand a better chance of standing out by dropping down a level, but it's clear he is not in Brendan Rodgers' plans.

If he was ever going to make the grade at Liverpool, it would have been this season. Liverpool's injury problems and summer transfer market struggles meant there were was every chance for Pacheco to break through, but he couldn't.

There was even talk he would be used as an auxiliary striker after Fabio Borini's injury, but he has struggled even to win a place on the bench for the Reds.

This transfer window Liverpool have strengthened, and Pacheco's chances of first team football were slim to nil, so it's right he made a loan move, but it's hard to see that changing ahead of next season.

He will return for pre-season and get a chance to show what he can do, but ultimately the decision is up to Brendan Rodgers; but after watching him day in day out - the decision has been made.

And it's terribly difficult to see Pacheco ever being a first team regular at Liverpool now, sad as it is for the once so highly rated youngster. The best option is for him to move on permanently in the summer and re-build afresh elsewhere.

Do you agree Pacheco's Liverpool's career is over? Or can you see a way back?

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