Experienced midfielders who were the mainstay of the midfield until last season, such as Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and James Milner, have left the team, and newcomers include Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
The average age of the team is much younger, and English youngsters Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are also on the rise. Veteran Thiago Alcantara is also in the mix, and competition for midfield positions is fierce.
Liverpool midfielder Stefan Bajcetic, who got off to a slow start due to injury, performed impressively last season, partly due to Fabinho’s poor form.
The Spanish U-21 midfielder, who is expected to compete with the starters again this season, expressed his readiness to fight but also to learn from the players around him.
“I don’t know. At a club like Liverpool you need to always fight for your position. It is never guaranteed. Anyone can play in any position, but I know that if I do my job and I push as hard as I can, I will have more chances to play and maybe not just at (number) six.”
“We lost some players, we got some new players and they can help us. They have given us a boost, for sure, and this is the highest level of football so you can always learn from the others, especially in my position in the midfield.”The official Liverpool matchday programme
He uses his long arms and legs to win the ball, but also uses his supple body to hold off the opposition’s press. He can play at the bottom of the midfield, but there is no reason why he cannot also play at inside half, and he has the potential to grow as he gains experience in a variety of positions.
He also played as a center back in the younger generation and was assigned to the final line in the Spanish U-21 national team as a midfielder. His potential has no ceiling, and we will be keeping a close eye on the former Celta de Vigo midfielder’s future development…