Liverpool youngster: Why I left barcelona

The 17-year-old was regarded as one of the hottest prospects at Barcelona, but decided to leave the club for the same reasons as Cesc Fabregas did.

“It’s a similar situation to the likes of Cesc Fabregas,” Pacheco told Liverpool’s official website. “Some Spanish clubs bring players in from South America then don’t pay as much attention to the homegrown players.

“Barcelona was a fantastic place for me but it was an easy decision to come to Liverpool. I’d been there four years and my girlfriend was there but I wanted to come to England.

“I played every week at Barcelona but the problem was with the contract. The club kept saying I’d get a contract but I never saw it.”