Liverpool starlet Daniel Pacheco reminded Kenny Dalglish of his ability for the Reserves today.
The Spanish striker has been on the periphery of the first team squad for some time at Anfield, but the appointment of Kenny Dalglish provides the player with an opportunity to impress a new Liverpool manager.
Pacheco certainly did that in the clash against a Sunderland second string, who scored a wonderful goal and produced a fine all-round performance in the 2-1 win at the Academy.
An U19 international for his country, Pacheco spent time at Malaga and Barcelona before joining the Reds academy in 2007. Some impressive Melwood displays earned him a first team opportunity in 2009, and the player has made 14 appearances in all competitions so far for the Liverpool first team.
Dalglish, who watched the game at close quarters this afternoon, has been linked with a string of strikers as the search for an attacking foil for Fernando Torres continues at Liverpool.
However, a crop of fine young talent continues to shine for the second xi and youth sides at Anfield, and Dalglish could be the man to give the Liverpool youngsters a chance at senior level.
A run in the first team could bring the best out of the 20-year-old forward, and Liverpool fans will hope to see the starlet grow into a fully fledged Kop idol in the coming seasons.