Liverpool have a 17-year-old heir to Jordan Henderson in their ranks

Scouse youngster is ready to hit the ground running for Klopp

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Stefan Bajcetic has risen to Merseyside fame of late as he has emerged into the senior ranks with ease, often outshining those more veteran occupants around him.

But Liverpool’s tale of emerging youngsters does not end there.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has hailed Michael Laffey as ‘outstanding’ and this may be all it takes to prick the ears of Liverpool’s staff.

The starlet has amassed 19 appearances for the U18’s side at the ripe age of 17, scored a goal, and provided three assists in that period.

He offers a layer of assurance in front of the defence and would be a Liverpool servant in the coming years, with many midfield options slowly fading away.

Laffey has been described as a ‘productive passer who can bite into challenges in front of the defence’, with Liverpool outlet This is Anfield reciting him as a ‘functional’ player and the ‘backbone’ of the club’s youth set up.

Scouse midfielder Laffey should pay close attention to Bajcetic’s breakout season in hopes of mimicking the Spaniard and his ways of forging his way into first-team action.

It’s clear that Sunderland-born Jordan Henderson will eventually make way for a replacement.

Journalist Declan Carr branded Liverpool’s captain as ‘woeful’ this term, showing that those involved in the wide world of football may think his time as Liverpool’s driving force may be coming to a damning end.

And though Liverpool may scour the market for a potential heavy hitter, Laffey will be waiting in the wings, eager to rub shoulders with the stars.

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