It’s really unfortunate that so many Liverpool players are getting injured these days. Even if two come back in time, there’s one more that gets injured and it really sucks for the organisation across the board. A lot of it is the club’s fault, for not signing replacements when needed, but a lot of it is also just bad luck, isn’t it?
There are a few pretty nice stories that have been brought up because of these injuries. Look at them like silver linings. One of them is actually about a player that recently signed a new contract with the club, Stefan Bajcetic.
Stefan Bajcetic has taken up a lot of responsibility ever since the rapid decline of Fabinho and a lack of defensive midfield coverage in the first team apart from him. The club was supposed to sign Aurelien Tchouameni last summer but because that move didn’t quite materialise, they just chose not to sign anyone, which doesn’t make sense.
But Bajcetic rose to the occasion and has at the very least put in decent shifts whenever he’s played. Of course, he is not really starter material. He can get the job done and is a great option to have off the bench, but he still isn’t really a starter, so the case is clear that the club still needs to sign someone to actually replace Fabinho.
Be that as it may, Liverpool are not signing anyone this season. The window’s closed, they can’t go for anyone now. They need to make do with what they have, and what they have is Bajcetic.
Bajcetic is looking at a crucial few weeks of his career, a few weeks which will conclude whether he’s as good as people think he is, whether he can rise to the occasion even more, and can go from there as a player that just cannot be benched, at least until the end of the season. Bajcetic is part of an injury-ridden midfield, and there will be a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.
Liverpool will be facing Real Madrid twice, they’ll have a game vs Everton, Wolves, Manchester United, and a couple of other clubs. All of these games happen during Thiago’s recovery period. Bajcetic will be carrying a lot of load on his shoulders.
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