Pacheco keen to emulate Suso's rise to prominence at Liverpool

Having seen his fellow Spaniard establish himself in Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans, the 21-year-old is also hoping to become a regular after five years at Anfield

Daniel Pacheco insists he can become a regular fixture in the Liverpool first team and is drawing on the rapid progress of close friend Suso for inspiration.

The former Barcelona youngster has been forced to watch from the sidelines over the past two months as his 19-year-old fellow Spaniard made the jump from the reserves to being heavily involved in Brendan Rodgers’ first team.

With just three appearances under his belt this season, the 21-year-old – who is expected to feature in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Young Boys - is hoping to secure more first-team opportunities and has not ruled out another loan move away from the club after similar spells with Norwich City and Rayo Vallecano.

"I haven’t played as much as I would like this season, but in football things can change very quickly," Pacheco told the Liverpool Echo.

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"Look at what’s happened with Suso. He was given a chance and he took it. He has worked really hard and has been playing every week. He is doing very well and I’m happy for him.

"I must try to do the same. I hope I’ll get a chance and then it’s down to me to take it. I train with the first team every day and if I didn’t have the belief that I could become a regular here I would have left already.

"I’ll try to make sure that in the near future that happens. If it doesn’t happen I will move on and try to make it somewhere else. But I still hope and believe I can make it at Liverpool."