News From Liverpool: “The present & the future” – Liverpool fans wax lyrical over “best midfielder” Bajcetic

Before the game, Jurgen Klopp said he was desperate to see the Reds lift spirits with a derby victory under the lights, and his side didnt disappoint.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool in front in the first half, finishing off a devastating counter-attack led by Darwin Nunez, before Cody Gakpo put the icing on the cake by tapping in his first goal for the club in the second period.

Klopps side looked a completely different team to the one that has fallen to defeats to the likes of Brentford, Brighton and Wolves since the turn of the year, with a number of individuals standing out.

Stefan Bajcetic was handed Man of the Match in midfield, while Nunez and Salah were a constant threat in attack.

Klopp brought Fabinho and Jordan Henderson back into midfield, but it was telling that Bajcetic retained his place in the centre of the park. The 18-year-old was deployed in a more advanced role than usual but did not disappoint, with some fans feeling this was the night Bajcetic came of age in the first team:

Stefan Bajcetic will be getting a Spain call-up at this rate. Liverpool’s best midfielder again.

James Nalton (@JDNalton) February 13, 2023