Stefan Bajcetic was awarded the man of the match in his first Merseyside derby in what was his finest performance in a Liverpool shirt to date.
Mohamed Salah described the 18 as ‘our best player’ in an interview a full-time. High praise.
Bajcetic was clearly flattered. He described Mohamed Salah as ‘one of the best players ever’.
His manager, Jurgen Klopp, was also clearly impressed yet the Liverpool boss seemed hesitant only lavishing too much praise on the youngster.
“Pretty good,” Klopp said.
“I put him in a new position. I don’t think he ever played the position before. He came here, as a kid, as a centre half, played as a No 6 and then tonight as a No 8. It was quite a good performance.”
Bajcetic has put his hand up for a starting place in next week’s crucial last 16 Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
His meteoric rise is not slowing anytime soon.