Roy Hodgson has stated that young forward Dani Pacheco still has a future at Liverpool despite not being able to cement a place in the first team.
The 19-year-old, who has played five times this season for the Reds, has been linked with a move back to his homeland, but Hodgson seems keen to keep the young Spaniard.
"He's been doing quite well. He had a little down period which I suppose coincided with the unfortunate Northampton game (a Carling Cup exit), when every one of the young players was thrown in together," the Reds boss tolds reporters.
"He stuck at his task and in training he's been doing very well.
"In the last couple of reserve games he's played very well too. It's nice to know he's still very much a part of the Liverpool future.
"For a young player it's not easy to knock the likes of Joe Cole, Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez off their perch.
"Having said that, we still believe in him. We think he's a good player and he's got a very bright future.
There have been rumours that Alberto Aquilani who is currently at a loan spell at Juventus will make a quick return to Liverpool, but Hodgson has dismissed such claims.
"No, I don't think there is any chance of doing that. The loan spell is quite clear," explained Hodgson.
"He's loaned out until the end of the season, so we won't be able to bring him back until the end of the season."
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