News From Liverpool: Stefan Bajcetic to be fast-tracked into Spain U21 squad, claims report

In a season where the deficiencies of Liverpools midfield have been in the spotlight, 18-year-old Bajcetic has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with the first team.

The Spaniard was included in the clubs pre-season tour of Asia and hasnt looked back since. He signed a new contract in August, became the Reds youngest-ever Champions League player in September, and scored his first goal for Jurgen Klopps side in December.

And after two consecutive starts against Wolves and Chelsea, reports suggest Bajcetic is set for a call up to Spains U21 squad.

The Celta Vigo academy product has represented his country at U18 and U19 level, but according to Diario AS, both Bajcetic and PSGs Ismael Gharbi could soon be called up to the U21s, with a view to featuring at this summers European U21 Championships.

With previous Spain U21s manager Luis de la Fuente stepping up to take charge of the first team after Luis Enriques departure, the U21s have a new boss of their own.

Santi Denia has taken up the position, a coach Bajcetic knows well from his time playing under him with the U19s.