With just the sublime Luis Suarez holding the fort at present, Liverpool remain in desperate need of striking reinforcements…
In ten Premier League games so far, the Reds have managed just thirteen goals – five of which came in the 5-0 drubbing of Norwich City.
Boss Brendan Rodgers saw his options significantly depleted over the summer with the sale of Dirk Kuyt and the loaning of Andy Carroll to West Ham, plus the failure to sign any suitable replacements.
The long-term injury sustained by Fabio Borini whilst on international duty last month means that Liverpool now have just one fit, senior striker in Luis Suarez.
With the transfer window firmly locked until January, Rodgers has two months to hold out until he can bring in a new forward. The Northern Irishman has admitted that the excellent Suarez cannot play every game, so Rodgers may have to give youth a chance at Anfield.
The former Swansea boss has refused to discuss the possibility of recalling Carroll from his loan spell in January, so what other options does the manager have?
Whilst not an out-and-out frontman, the creative Spaniard provides a real attacking threat and has been finding the net regularly for the under-21 side this season. His recent strike against the Manchester City under-21s suggests the diminutive 21-year-old is capable of moments of real magic and Pacheco may be the perfect foil to play behind Suarez. The former Barcelona trainee can also fill in on either wing, so if fellow youngsters Raheem Sterling or Suso fail to chip in with goals from the flanks, Dani could be Liverpool’s man.