Liverpool midfielder Stefan Bajcetic has committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract at Anfield.

Bajcetic, 18, broke into the first-team earlier this season and has become an important member of the squad in recent weeks.

After helping the Reds to a 1-0 win over Wolves in their FA Cup third round replay earlier this month, Bajcetic was named in the starting line-up for the draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Spanish midfielder produced a solid performance as Liverpool were held to a goalless stalemate at Anfield.

He has now been rewarded with a new long-term deal, which is believed to run until 2027.

Bajcetic: I’m so happy at Liverpool

“Obviously I’m so, so happy, so excited to keep playing for this club and hopefully I can play more years together,” Bajcetic told the club’s website.

“Me and my family are very proud to sign a new contract with this club.

“It feels amazing. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of in these two years I’ve been here and something that I’ve been working hard [for] as well.”

In total, Bajcetic has made 10 first-team appearances for Liverpool this season – three of which have come in the Champions League.

It is a rapid rise for the youngster, who only joined Liverpool from Spanish club Celta Vigo in 2020.

“It’s crazy,” he added.

“A year ago I was playing U18s football and now I’ve started some games, made my debut and even scored a goal – that was something I never expected to happen this year.

“It’s amazing to see how fast it went. But I keep working hard and hopefully [there are] more things to come.”

The emergence of Bajcetic is a major boost for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who has had to contend with midfield problems this season.

Should Bajcetic cement his place in the first-team this season, it would mean Liverpool need to sign one less midfielder in the summer – potentially freeing up more funds in the effort to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.