Few saw it coming but even fewer will be surprised as Liverpool once again send Dani Pacheco out on loan, this time to Spanish second division side SD Huesca.
While there have been few rumours surrounding Dani Pacheco this January, for most there has been an assumption that if a suitor could be found for the struggling Spaniard—be it for a loan or permanent deal—Pacheco would be gone.
Today, then, Liverpool have confirmed Pacheco will spend the remainder of the season at Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, and if the move means the occasional spell in the starting eleven rather than the reserves it will be a good move for all involved.
It's difficult to imagine Pacheco ever making another first team appearance for Liverpool now that he's failed to impress his third manager at the club, and mid-table Segunda side Huesca now marks his third loan destination of the past three years.
After arriving at Liverpool from Barcelona's La Masia academy in 2007, Pacheco has made seven league appearances while playing in 17 games overall overall. He recorded an assist in a Europa League match in 2009 but otherwise has been kept off the scoresheet for Liverpool, while his most successful spell of senior football was likely while on loan at Norwich City in 2011.
For one of the most highly rated prospects at Liverpool in recent seasons, it's hard to pinpoint just where it all went wrong for the 22-year-old attacker, but quite clearly things haven't worked out in the end how he either or the club would have imagined. Regardless, we wish Pacheco the best no matter where he ends up in his career.