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.
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.
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.
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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