Born in Vigo, Spain, and playing in the academy of his hometown Celta de Vigo, former Spain U-18 midfielder Stefan Bajcetic joined Liverpool in the winter of 2021. He played as a center back in the lower organization, but changed his position to defensive midfielder.
Last season, with Brazilian midfielder Fabinho in poor form and the condition of Jordan Henderson and others not improving, he began to gradually increase his playing time from the end of 2022 and quickly became a promising prospect, starting in six Premier League games until his injury in March of this year. He was a starter in six Premier League games until he was injured in March of this year.
He was unable to return from his injury and missed the preseason, but he is slowly getting back into form, starting in the Europa League and cup competitions. With Alexis Mac Allister playing at the bottom of the midfield, he is expected to play alongside Wataru Endo in the anchor position.
In the meantime, interest has been received from his home country. According to Fichajes, Sevilla, who are languishing in the bottom half of La Liga this season, are interested in 18-year-old midfielder Stefan Bajcetic as a piece of their long-term project, and could be in the market for him next summer.
However, Liverpool has no intention of releasing him, he is under contract until 2027, and at only 18 years old, he is not in a hurry to develop. The competition for a place in the midfield is fierce, but he should be given ample opportunity to get in on the action and shine in a rejuvenated midfield lineup.
At this point, there is no chance of him moving to Sevilla. With former Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara expected to leave the club next year, it would be a team-building mistake to let a promising young midfielder go.
What kind of career will the former Celta midfielder, who is also part of a long-term project at Liverpool, have at Anfield…?