Liverpool reward ‘exceptional’ starlet Bajcetic with new four-year contract after praise from Klopp

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Liverpool star Bajcetic

Liverpool have confirmed that 18-year-old midfielder Stefan Bajcetic has penned a new four-year contract extension following his recent strong performances.

The centre-midfielder has made ten appearances this season and he has made starts in the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. He has also made his debut in the Champions League.

Bajcetic has admitted that his recent rise has been a surprise as he was playing for Liverpool’s under-18s last season.

Manager Jurgen Klopp praised Bajcetic’s progress this season, saying: “There was a door – I’m not even sure it was open – but he ran through it and he was really exceptional.”

The new contract for the Spaniard, who joined in December 2020 from Celta Vigo for £220,000, reflects the club’s policy of acquiring and retaining the best available young talent with nine of the last 10 permanent signings aged 25 or under.

“A year ago I was playing under-18s football and now I’ve started some games, made my debut and even scored a goal – that was something I never expected to happen this year,” Bajcetic told liverpoolfc.com

“It’s amazing to see how fast it went. But I keep working hard and hopefully (there are) more things to come.”

He adds: “Obviously I’m so, so happy, so excited to keep playing for this club and hopefully I can play more years together. Me and my family are very proud to sign a new contract with this club.

“It feels amazing. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of in these two years I’ve been here and something that I’ve been working hard [for] as well.”

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