Time makes heroes. Difficulties become ideal opportunities for the stars to come out into the light. Stefan Bajcetic is one of the typical cases. At the beginning of the season, not many Liverpool fans knew about the 18-year-old midfielder.
Now things are very different. Bajcetic was named by coach Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool’s starting XI against Newcastle United. The Spaniard had an impressive performance in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Everton.
Confronted with physically strong midfielders on the Everton side, Bajcetic showed an impressive ability to hold the ball and escape pressing.
Bajcetic is the jewel of Liverpool who can put Fabinho on the bench
Besides the ability to coordinate the ball, the midfielder in 2004 also contributed positively in the aspect of defensive support with accurate tackle situations.
According to many experts, Liverpool can save tens of millions of pounds on the transfer market if Bajcetic does not stop promoting.
Thinking in another way, the Spaniard is seen as the new contract of The Kop in the context of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson are more or less declining.
Going back in time, Liverpool approved to spend 250,000 euros to own Bajcetic’s signature from Celta Vigo in February 2021. After impressing in the U18 and U23 youth teams, the 2004 midfielder was named by Klopp. on Liverpool’s 2022 summer tour list.
The Spanish midfielder has a versatile and soft style of play
Last August, Bajcetic was on the Liverpool bench against Fulham. Simultaneously, the 18-year-old midfielder made his debut for The Kop first team in a 9-0 destructive victory over Bournemouth.
Last January, Bajcetic signed a contract extension with the Anfield team. “I’m very happy, very honored to continue to be with Liverpool. Hopefully, I can contribute many more years. It feels great. I have worked hard to achieve this,” star 18 years old tomorrow shared at the contract signing ceremony.
Bajcetic became the youngest Liverpool player to appear in the Champions League when he played against Ajax in September 2022. Two months later, Bajcetic started in the third round of the Carabao Cup when Liverpool faced Derby County.
The 18-year-old young star extended his contract with Liverpool.
The Spanish midfielder continues to set other proud milestones. Bajcetic scored his first Liverpool goal in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day. He became the third youngest player (18 years, 65 days) in the history of The Kop to shoоt in the Premier League.
“He is bold and not afraid of anything. Bajcetic only cares about playing football and doing his job excellently. He has football genes from his father, and has a smart mind, a good work attitude,” Klopp said after the clɑsh with Aston Villa.
Stable performance helps Bajcetic score strong points and occupy a regular kick spot. Klopp entered his name into the starting line-up for the FA Cup third round replay against Wolves, the Premier League clɑsh with Chelsea.
Klopp aims to rejuvenate the midfield.
Versatile play is the strong point of Bajcetic. That makes the 18-year-old midfielder a useful card for Klopp against different opponents.
“A top player. It was a pleasure to work with him. Bajcetic is a smart boy. Having both Spanish and Serbian bloоd brings good qualities to his play,” Klopp said at the press conference.
Bajcetic is reminiscent of the top Gini Wijnaldum image in a Liverpool shirt. When the Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner have uncertain future; The opportunity to play and show off his talents is increasingly open to Bajcetic.
Klopp owns a bargain worth 250,000 euros. Bajcetic along with Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott … promises to become the future pillar of the home team’s midfield.