Spanish wonderkid Stefan Bajcetic has confirmed he will spend the rest of the campaign on the sidelines with an injury.
In his breakout season in Liverpool’s engine room raised eyebrows when he was ruled out of the return leg at the Bernabeu when manager Jurgen Klopp explained his absence was due to a ‘stress response around the adductor’.
He posted on his Instagram to let Liverpool fans know the bad news: ‘Unfortunately I’ve picked up an injury that will keep me out until the end of the season.’
‘It’s very sad to say goodbye to this amazing season for me but I understand this is part of football and will only make me strong physically and mentally.’
‘I would also like to say thank you to you Reds for all the support through the season and I assure you I will do my best to be back stronger than ever.’
This will be a huge dent in Liverpool’s pursuit to secure top-four credentials this season as the youngster has been one of the few bright sparks in their dismal campaign.
His regular presence in the middle of the park has not gone unnoticed and with Thiago also still out through injury, the Reds will have to come up with a makeshift midfield.
The teenage sensation, who joined from Celta Vigo in 2021, made his senior debut for the club in an emphatic 9-0 win over Bournemouth in late August.
Since, he has made 19 first-team appearances in all competitions and, most importantly, won player of the month in January.
Liverpool will now look to qualify for the Champions League without their prized possession in midfield in hopes he will back up and running at the beginning of next campaign.