'New Fernando Torres' shows Liverpool his potential

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Liverpool starlet Lauri Dalla Valle added to his growing reputation with another goal for the Reds reserve side.

The Finnish youngster has been earning rave reviews for his performances at youth level, and has made the step up to the Liverpool second string with seeming ease.

Dalla Valle's potential has led to obvious comparisons with Kop hero Fernando Torres, and the calls to give this 18-year-old a chance alongside the Spaniard will grow louder amongst the Anfield faithful.

Recently promoted from the U18 side, where the striker scored 20 goals in 28 appearances at Melwood, Dalla Valle has instantly taken a shine at senior level. He scored his first goal for the reserves in the 3-0 Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final win over Tranmere.

A week later, and the U16, U17 and U19 Finnish international is at it again, scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 Lancashire Senior Cup win over Wigan Athletic.

"Lauri is a natural finisher and that is a priceless asset to have at this level," reserve coach John McMahon told the official Liverpool website.

"He has this knack of being in the right place at the right time and he tends to finish more than he misses. His next stage in his progression for me is to stay with our squad in the reserves, score goals and show he deserves to start every game."

Daniel Pacheco scored the second goal in what turned out to be a convincing win, and is another player making a case for involvement in the Rafael Benitez's first team.

Already given a chance this season, Pacheco impressed against Urinea in the Europa League but has since failed to make another mark at that level.

There have been calls from the terraces to give the young Spaniard more of an opportunity, and those calls might start coming for Dalla Valle if he continues this fine form.

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