Roy Hodgson has told Spanish teenager Dani Pacheco he still has work to do to secure a place in his first-team plans at Anfield.
The 19-year-old, who was lured to Liverpool in 2007 from Barcelona, is one of the star's of Spain's youth side.
Pacheco has featured in both the Premier League and Europe, making 11 first-team outings for the club.
But he has not made the expected impact on Merseyside, and has now been linked with a move back to Spain.
"He's had moments when he's looked good, others when not quite so," admitted Hodgson.
"He's working on his game. He featured in the unfortunate Northampton game.
"It was a great opportunity for those outside the first 13 or 14 to really show me, 'You should be thinking of me.
"When will he get his chance again? Probably in one of these games in Europe, who knows, may he will burst back onto the scene, but it is very difficult to do that in a reserve game."