Liverpool fought their way through an epic penalty shoot out last Tuesday night against Middlesbrough at Anfield, to secure their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. No less than thirty spot-kicks were necessary for Brendan Rodgers’ team to finally overcome Middlesbrough to win 14-13 on penalties. At the moment, in the bookies’ odds they are the dark horse to win the cup. For those interested in real horse racing, the Twinspires promo code offers advantages on your first bet on horses.
As well as a heart-stopping dramatic finish, there was also another reason to celebrate. The first goal of the game came from Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter who was making his debut appearance for the club. The goal, which came in the first 10 minutes of the match and from 30 yards’ out, makes Rossiter the second youngest goal scorer for the club after Steven Gerrard. The 17 year old midfielder commented “To score on my debut, I couldn’t have asked for any more. It’s a dream come true to be honest.”
Rossiter, who has been at the Liverpool Academy since he was six, made his U18 debut on his 15th birthday, starts for the Liverpool U21 team and has also made appearances for England’s U21 team. The schoolboy has been compared to Gerrard by Rogers and by Alex Inglethorpe the Academy director at Liverpool FC, who also helped develop and nurture the talents of Raheem Sterling and Jordan Williams who also made his debut for Liverpool the same night.