Liverpool starlet Daniel Pacheco gave a timely reminder to Kenny Dalglish on loan debut for Norwich City.
The versatile Spaniard has joined the promotion push at Carrow Road, with the Reds boss allowing the 20-year-old to gain valuable first team experience in the Championship.
It was a debut to remember for the forward, who can also play in the attacking midfield position, with a handful of assists and some impressive passes drawing rave reviews from pundits and management alike.
“The tempo of the game was great, the new lads have certainly given the place a lift and the way we played was excellent. I thought his debut was as good as I’ve seen. I thought he was brilliant, he lifted the crowd," Lambert said on Pacheco's performance.
“The hype about him was over the top. People thought he was just going to come in here like Lionel Messi. He’s only a 20-year-old kid learning the game, but I thought his performance was fantastic.”
Pacheco has had limited opportunities in the first team at Anfield, making a total of 14 appearances for Liverpool since his debut for the club in December 2009.
Regarded as a potential star of the future, Pacheco joined the Merseysiders from Barcelona back in 2007 and quickly graduated through the club's academy and reserve sides.
His first team breakthrough has been less emphatic, but Liverpool are still hoping for big things from the Spanish U21 international and will see his loan move as a progressive step in the career ladder.
If the debut performance is anything to go by, then the Liverpool starlet has a bright future ahead of him, and could become a Canaries cult hero if he helps fire the East Anglian outfit into the Barclays Premier League.
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