Stefan Bagcetic came on like a thunderbolt for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp after the World Cup break, playing a lot until he was injured after the match against Bournemouth on March 11.
Along the way, he made 11 Premier League appearances for the Reds, scoring a stunning goal in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
Yes, there is progress. I spoke to him with the doctor yesterday. He will return at the start of the preliminary round. Klopp said on May 27 that he will start rehab, but it will take time, so he is not in full training.
Bajcetic now appears to be back in training, though he will likely be carefully tested over the next few days.
The club released this video of the young player who walked out on the pitch on Saturday afternoon. The talented midfielder appears to have put his time on the injured bench to good use, with the youngster putting on some muscle since we last saw him against Bournemouth.
There is great excitement around the Spaniard approaching the 23/24 season, even though the club have brought in rivals such as Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Bagcetic returned to Liverpool in 2020, and has worked hard over the past two years to get into the first-team heat.
– Alex Inglethorpe, director of the Academy, said in an interview with the athlete in June.
Liverpool have struggled to bring in enough good academy players in recent years. Baggetik, Jones, Keeler, Alexander Arnold, and Elliot are exceptions in part.
One of the hardest parts of being an academy player is that you have to be ready every day without knowing when you’ll have the chance. You have to go to bed at the right time, eat right and be in the right place mentally, and then hope you get the chance. And Inglethorpe continued that you have to live your life as a footballer who does not know when you will be called by your name.
Now there is likely to be plenty of playing time for the 18-year-old this summer and it would be surprising if he didn’t want to be part of the Liverpool first team in the 23/24 season.
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