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Jamie Carragher responds to Liverpool's tweet about Ben Woodburn

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November 29, 2016, is a date Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn will never forget.

The 17-year-old came off the bench against Leeds United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night and scored within 14 minutes of his introduction.

From Georginio Wijnaldum's pass inside the 18-yard box, Woodburn fired home to become Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer at 17 years and 45 days, beating Michael Owen's record by 98 days.

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Owen tweeted after the game: "Another record taken from me!!! Congratulations @BenWoodburn on becoming the youngest ever scorer for @LFC at 17yrs and 45days."

The former striker also used the hashtag #KopEnd, marking the fact Woodburn scored his first senior goal in front of Liverpool's famous Kop stand.

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Fellow club legend Jamie Carragher also joined in on hailing Woodburn, tweeting: "A lot of players who came through the academy & had big careers make an impact early through goals, Fowler, Owen, Woodburn & Carragher!

"Young players doing well gives the whole club a lift, credit to Inglethorpe & the academy, Klopp but especially @BenWoodburn & @trentaa98."

However, it was Carragher's brilliant response to Liverpool's tweet about Woodburn that fans particularly enjoyed (see below).

What's funny is that you can genuinely imagine Jurgen Klopp saying that to Woodburn.

Carragher was full of praise for the young forward in the Sky Sports studio: "I always think people like Michael (Owen) and people like Robbie Fowler, strikers who went on to have fantastic careers at Liverpool, always made an impact early on.

"Whatever that lad does in his career, he'll never forget that moment. The roar of the crowd as he's running away.

"We always want young players to get a chance, but you can't expect 10 or 12 appearances as a young player. You might get one, two or three games. You've got to make an impact."

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The ex-Liverpool defender also lauded right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was solid throughout the 90 minutes against Leeds.

"I think we now know why Jurgen Klopp went in with only one recognised right-back this season," Carragher added. "His performance tonight, and again against Spurs, I think we know now.

"Sometimes you just look at a younger player and they look like an athlete. It's perfect for the full-back position, and you think he's 18 now, imagine what he'll be like in four years' time.

"He looks like he's already got the legs and the pace, the strength is going to come now too."

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