'New Torres' tipped to play major Liverpool role

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Daniel Pacheco is being readied to make an impact on the Liverpool first team.

The Spanish ace is one of the hottest prospects in Europe and has already impressed during his time with the Liverpool reserves.

Aged only 19, Pacheco moved to Anfield from Barcelona in 2007 and has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and Liverpool hero Fernando Torres.

Although - like Torres - the Spain under 19 international traditionally favours a striking role, Roy Hodgson has requested that the youngster is played in wide positions for the reserves with a view to him playing on the wing for the Liverpool first XI.

"The boss (Roy Hodgson) is keen on him," reserve team coach John McMahon told the official Liverpool website.

"He sees Dani filling those wide roles, so when he plays for the reserves he occupies those positions and learns to adapt and play in them.

"It's good for his development to learn several roles and it will only benefit him, especially if he's required to do a job for the first-team."

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