Liverpool officially have two of the world's best young talents as top 50 wonderkids named
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Liverpool officially now have two of the world's best young talents, with Reds starlets Ben Doak and Stefan Bajcetic included in a list of top 50 wonderkids.
Both players are included in NXGN 2023, a yearly list compiled by Goal which consists of the top wonderkids in world football.
It is a list well known to players of Football Manager, who use it as a way to scout potential signings for the upcoming transfer window.
In fact, this year's edition contains a number of starlets who feature prominently in FM, such as Inter Milan's Valentino Carboni, FC Copenhagen's Roony Bardghji and Fenerbahce's Arda Guler.
But the award will be judged differently this year, with Goal opting to select a 'NXGN Nine' from the 50 wonderkids shortlisted.
And two Reds starlets will be in contention to make the final shortlist after being named in the top 50.
Liverpool starlets named in NXGN
Both Doak and Bajcetic, who have particularly impressed to different extents at the Reds over the past year, are both included in the unranked list of football wonderkids.
Bajcetic is currently out injured and is set to miss the rest of the season due to an adductor problem, but had broken into the Liverpool starting XI on a regular basis since the World Cup.
The 18-year-old midfielder, who produced a player of the match display in the 2-0 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby last month, is eligible to play for Serbia and Spain at international level, but did represent Spain at youth level.
Last month, he was praised by manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German explained (quotes via Daily Mirror): "A top player. It's a joy to work with him.
"The mix of Serbia and Spain is good for his football. He's an intelligent boy. Interesting that his dad and Thiago's dad played together. Thiago took him under his wing. An absolute joy."
Doak, meanwhile, has starred for the Reds' U21 side, and has scored four goals in eight appearances in this season's UEFA Youth League.
A fast and tricky winger, the Scotland youth international was signed from Celtic in the summer, and the 17-year-old made his Premier League debut during the 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
He also become the youngest ever goalscorer for Scotland U21s when he netted against Northern Ireland in September.
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Topics: Premier League, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp