'A lot more to come': Youth coach says Liverpool have a 17-year-old with 'top potential'
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'A lot more to come': Youth coach says Liverpool have a 17-year-old with 'top potential'

Liverpool youth coach Marc Bridge-Wilkinson believes Stefan Bajcetic has ‘top’ potential. The 17-year-old is making waves.

Stefan Bajcetic hasn’t even been at Liverpool for a year yet but he’s starting to really make a name for himself. The 17-year-old arrived from Celta Vigo, essentially as the last under 18 signing the Reds will make from Europe for some time.

Bajcetic also joined as a centre-back but Liverpool have quickly turned him into a holding midfielder. And it’s a position he’s thriving in.

A really solid pre-season essentially earned him a role and we saw the Spaniard make his Liverpool debut against Bournemouth. A record-breaking one, too.

And with Jurgen Klopp admitting that he could soon start Bajcetic, Under 18 coach Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has talked up the teenager’s potential.

“I haven’t been surprised by how well he’s done because I know what he’s capable of,” he told the Athletic. “He has top potential.

“Has it come sooner than we thought for him? Possibly, but as a young player, you always have to be ready to grasp your chance. He’s got a great attitude and I know he’ll keep giving everything.

“We all know there’s a lot more to come from him.”

Stefan Bajcetic boasts top potential

Liverpool have found a really good one here. Bajcetic looks good every time we see him and appears to have all the qualities you’d want in a holding midfielder.

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He’s got the physicality, the touch, and is remarkably consistent with his positioning for a 17-year-old. The potential is quite clearly there.

And so we can’t wait to see more of Bajcetic. He’s a big talent who has come on rapidly over the last 12 months, climbing from Under 18 level to the first-team.

Give it another year and we could be talking about a very, very special midfielder.

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