Liverpool striker following the lead of Owen & Torres

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Liverpool teenager Samed Yesil has continued his sensational run of scoring form for his country with the striker netting his 30th and 31st strikes at youth level for Germany.

The 18-year-old has taken only 32 matches to net 31 goals - a better record than former Liverpool star Fernando Torres had during his time playing in the Spain youth ranks.

Torres scored 22 times in 30 matches for Spain at youth level before progressing to the senior football, and Yesil would do well to reach the heights of the ex-Anfield hero.

Although Yesil can boast to have been more potent in his teens that Torres, the German will have to go some way before he is able to beat another former Liverpool striker.

Michael Owen scored 41 goals in 38 appearances in the England youth system - and carried this form into the Liverpool first-team while still a teenager, while he also made his full international debut at 18 years and 59 days.

The arrival of another Owen at Anfield is a prospect to excite Liverpool supporters and, should Yesil keep up his form, he could be provided with an opportunity to prove his worth this season, given the lack of first-team strikers.

Liverpool look particularly light in the goalscoring department, and Brendan Rodgers has already shown he is willing to trust in youth given the promotions of Raheem Sterling and Suso this season.

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