Liverpool fans think they've found the next Marcus Rashford

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Ben Woodburn is a name that won't mean much to Premier League fans.

The Liverpool starlet may be just 16 years of age, but he's already making quite an impression on Reds fans, having found the back of the net in pre-season friendlies against both Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic this week.

Woodburn's lack of years was always going to see comparisons drawn with Marcus Rashford, Manchester United's teenage prodigy, with Liverpool fans desperate to forge their own version of the youngster.


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Woodburn impresses 

Manager Jurgen Klopp has something of a reputation for giving young players a chance, and that could well work in Woodburn's favour.

Ryan Kent and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also given their opportunity to shine against the Latics, but it was the forward who stole the show.

Danny Ings got the other goal in the 2-0 win, another element of the game which will also please the Anfield faithful after the former Burnley man's struggles with injury since arriving from Turf Moor last year.

Reds fans delighted 

Liverpool fans were understandably most delighted by Woodburn's performance after watching him slot home with his left foot, with many suggesting he could be the Premier League's next big thing.

It remains to be seen how Klopp's men will fare next season, but it would certainly help if they have their own share of young talent to help them along the way.

At 16, Woodburn may not be ready for the big time just yet, but he's certainly one for the future.

Who will be the Premier League's breakthrough star next season? Have your say in the comments. 

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