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Liverpool fans react as Ben Woodburn breaks Michael Owen record

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Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn is the talk of Merseyside after becoming the club’s youngster ever goalscorer.

The 17-year-old netted a fine goal late on in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Leeds United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

It was a strike that saw Woodburn eclipse Michael Owen’s record to become the youngster goalscorer in the history of the club.

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Owen’s record was set all the way back in 1997, when the future England international scored a late goal for Wimbledon in a 2-1 defeat.

There was a happier ending for Liverpool this time round though with Woodburn’s goal sealing the Reds’ progress to the last four of the competition.

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Fans soon flocked to Twitter to show their appreciation for the youngster’s efforts on a night he will no doubt never forget:

Woodburn’s second appearance for the club, having previously come on as a substitute for Georginio Wijnaldum in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League at the weekend, the forward has long been earmarked for big things.

Fast-tracked to the Reds’ under-18 side at the age of just 15, the attacker was also selected as part of the prestigious Liverpool “Futures Group”, giving him the opportunity to train under first-team coach Pep Lijinders on a weekly basis.

Liverpool v Leeds United - EFL Cup Quarter-Final

Woodburn’s rapid rise is good news for Wales too, with the 17-year-old a definitive prospect for the future of the Welsh national side.

Capped at under-17 and under-19 level by Wales, Woodburn most recently netted a brace for the latter in a 6-2 victory over Luxembourg.

Score another goal for the Liverpool senior side and a call from Chris Coleman could be on the cards for a player with a very bright future.

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