ReactionStefan Bajcetic breaks down 'unbelievable' moment of scoring first Liverpool goal
Stefan Bajcetic thought about everything that had brought him to that moment in the immediate aftermath of scoring his first professional goal in Liverpool's 3-1 win at Aston Villa.
The 18-year-old came off the bench in the 79th minute and wrapped up victory for the Reds at Villa Park moments later with an incredibly composed touch and finish.
Bajcetic, who arrived at the club from Celta Vigo in February 2021, was rewarded for following his instincts by joining his teammates' counter-attack, as he became the second-youngest Spanish scorer in Premier League history.
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"Unbelievable!" the No.43 reacted during a post-match interview with Liverpoolfc.com. "I just came on and tried to run and defend – that was my job.
"I saw Darwin running and I thought, 'OK I have to go there.' The ball came to me and I didn't know what to do – I'm not used to scoring goals!
"I saw the long ball, I know how fast Darwin is and I know how good he is, so I knew he was going to get something on that ball. So I just got into the box, the ball came and I just scored.
"I just didn't know what to do. I just thought [about] all the work I've done, how I've moved from Spain very young – that was tough – and it's just paid off."
The defensive midfielder has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2022-23, with Monday's cameo his seventh appearance for Jürgen Klopp's side.
Bajcetic continued: "I've been here for the whole season working and trying to learn and watch.
"Dubai was quite a good experience because I played in two games and got experience and confidence. Hopefully I can get more minutes and keep on working hard and learning."