Jurgen Klopp says Stefan Bajcetic will really benefit from playing alongside Thiago
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Jurgen Klopp says Stefan Bajcetic will really benefit from playing alongside Thiago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic will really benefit from playing alongside Thiago Alcantara in the middle of the park.

Starting in the Reds’ 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last night, the defensive midfielder excelled. He made three tackles and two interceptions, whilst also winning 63 percent of his duels (via The Athletic).

Speaking in his post-match press conference after the game, Klopp hailed praise on the youngster, further suggesting he formed a strong partnership with his Spanish compatriot.

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“Good player, very smart in his movements, he did really well,” said Klopp.

“He wins challenges and the last few steps before he has to block the ball, that’s really good.

“Having Thiago next to him is pretty helpful, as Thiago talks a lot.”

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With Fabinho out of form at the moment, Bajcetic deservingly earned his spot in the starting XI.

Adding energy and a keen desire to win the ball back and recycle possession, the teenager demonstrated why he deserves more opportunities with the first-team.

Thiago kept his place in the side, having been Liverpool’s best midfielder thus far this season.

With the youngster there to protect him from behind, the 31-year-old was allowed to flourish going forward.

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This balance was nicely complimented by Naby Keita, who was very composed in the middle of the park.

Looking ahead to Chelsea on Saturday, Klopp should seriously consider starting this midfield three, as other trios are yet to worse as well.

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