Liverpool secured their spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup last night courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Leeds United at Anfield, on an evening where Ben Woodburn became the youngest ever scorer in the club’s illustrious history.
The 17-year-old surpassed a record previously held by the great Michael Owen and has taken the first stride towards a huge career on Merseyside, as he looks to become the next academy graduate to become a first-team superstar.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was quick to point out that Woodburn has joined an illustrious list with his excellent goal last night, though his final name mentioned came with slight tongue-in-cheek humour.
A lot of players who came through the academy & had big careers make an impact early through goals, Fowler, Owen, Woodburn & Carragher! ⚽️
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) November 29, 2016
Woodburn will certainly hope to have a similar impact that Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler enjoyed, although he’ll probably want to avoid the own-goals that Jamie Carragher scored during his days at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Although Jurgen Klopp will look to protect the teenager from consistent exposure and pressure in the first-team, it’s unlikely this is the last we’ve seen on Woodburn and Liverpool fans have been given a new name to get excited about.