Liverpool believe Stefan Bajcetic is now ready for his first appearance for Jurgen Klopp since suffering an adductor injury in March after representing Spain’s Under-21 side.
That is according to the Liverpool Echo, which reports that Bajcetic is in line for his first Reds outing in six months. Klopp has been without the 18-year-old since he sustained an injury in training. It was a cruel blow mere days before playing Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Bajcetic was likely to start away to the Galacticos but was helpless to prevent the 1-0 defeat. Klopp had already trusted the teenager to start the first-leg of their Round of 16 meeting at Anfield. The Vigo-born gem quickly established a prominent role on Merseyside last season.
Liverpool believe Bajcetic is ready to face Wolves
Injury problems ravishing Liverpool’s midfield saw Klopp hand Bajcetic his surprise role from January onwards. The Reds boss had only fielded the midfielder sparingly before the turn of the year. Bajcetic started six of his 11 Premier League matches, of which eight came in 2023.
But Bajcetic would develop a stress response in his adductor in March, which proved to be a season-ending injury. Klopp would not welcome the former Celta Vigo prospect back into his team until August. Yet Bajcetic remains without a single minute by his name so far this term.
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Yet that may change on Saturday when Liverpool visit Wolves as the Reds believe Bajcetic is now ready to feature. He only served as an unused substitute in the Anfield club’s wins over AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Aston Villa. But he has featured with Spain’s U21s.
Bajcetic is in contention after his Spain U21 debut
Bajcetic put himself in contention to feature when Liverpool visit Wolves after featuring with Spain’s Under-21s against Malta. The youngster featured as a second-half substitute in the junior Roja side’s 6-0 win last Saturday. It also marked his debut for Santi Denia’s junior side.
Klopp will hope Bajcetic can recapture the form that captivated Salah last term. The forward told Sky Sports in February: “He’s a great player and person, always working hard. Since he started playing with us, he’s been maybe our best player. I hope he can stay this confident.”