Jurgen Klopp highlights two players who helped Stefan Bajcetic impress for Liverpool against Wolves
Speaking in the post-match press conference after Liverpool’s much-needed win against Wolverhampton Wanderers as quoted by Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the roles of Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita in the impressive performance from Spanish youngster Stefan Bajcetic.
After weeks of poor performances, Liverpool finally managed to get an impressive win against Wolves where a solitary goal from Harvey Elliott was enough to see them through. One player who really caught the eye though was Bajcetic.
The youngster has impressed in the few opportunities that he has gotten this season. Starting at the base of midfield, the youngster was calmness personified and put in a very impressive display.
It was welcoming to see a Liverpool midfield function cohesively for arguably the first time this season. It is an area that has come under a lot of scrutiny in recent times and this display offered hope.
Bajcetic lined up in midfield alongside Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara and the trio complemented each other very well. Thiago also looked more comfortable playing in this midfield than in recent weeks.
Speaking about how Thiago and Keita helped Bajcetic, here is what Jurgen Klopp had to say about the game.
“Stefan is a good boy, a good player, very smart in his movements, so the younger you are, you need a good start in the game. Thiago is talking a lot on the pitch and Naby was there tonight which is really helpful”
It was a timely reminder to Jurgen Klopp that there are other players in the squad that he can use when his usual suspects are not working. It was also a reminder of the incredible talent they have in Bajcetic.
Fabinho has had a horrendous time this campaign and playing and Jordan Henderson week in week out is not helping the Reds at all. It would be much better to go with Bajcetic and give him a chance to succeed.
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It remains to be seen how Jurgen Klopp lines up in upcoming games. The fringe players took their chance yesterday and deserve a run out. Only time will tell if they indeed are afforded one by the under-pressure manager.