Hodgson believes Pacheco not quite there

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Roy Hodgson has spoken out about his position with young Spanish striker Dani Pacheco, who has struggled to reguarly break into the Liverpool first team this season.

Many fans have called to see more of Pacheco on the field, but Hodgson believes the 19-year-old is still a little way off regular first team football, with Fernando Torres, David N’gog as well as a number of other attacking players ahead of him in the pecking order.

Pacheco has been linked with a January move away from Anfield, with the youngster thought to be frustrated by his lack of football.

“He’s had moments when he’s looked good, others when not quite so,” said Hodgson.

“He’s working on his game. He featured in the unfortunate Northampton game. It was a great opportunity for those outside the first 13 or 14 to really show me, ‘You should be thinking of me’.

“When will he get his chance again? Probably in one of these games in Europe, who knows, may he will burst back onto the scene, but it is very difficult to do that in a reserve game.”

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