As revealed on Liverpool’s official website, Ben Woodburn has joined Oxford United on a season-long loan deal.
Before that, lots of Liverpool fans had taken to Twitter to react after The Evening Standard reported that the youngster was close to completing the move.
The Wales international will be joining the League One side for the entirety of the 2019/20 season, where he will look to kickstart his career after a period of stagnation at Liverpool.
Woodburn, 19, burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old and became the Reds’ youngest ever goalscorer with a strike against Leeds in the League Cup, scored in front of the Kop at just 17 years and 45 days of age.
The teenager also netted the winner on his debut for Wales, but since then, the 5 foot 9 forward’s career has stalled somewhat.
A loan to Sheffield United last term didn’t help the matter as Woodburn made just one start for the Blades in the Championship, as well as six appearances from the bench.
Let’s take a look at how the Liverpool fans on Twitter reacted to the news before the move was made official…
It’s a shame, but that’s his level if we’re being honest.
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) July 30, 2019
That’s him finished. Will be sold next season
— Aaron??????? (@Aaron_NCAFC) July 30, 2019
He’s nowhere near our level. Goodluck to him
— Farr (@Farr_16) July 30, 2019
Big step down, no?
— LFCLDogg (@LfclD) July 30, 2019
Good luck to the kid. Some of the comments are a disgrace. Hope he has a great season under Karl Robinson at Ocford and gets some confidence and form. Got every chance to have a really good career. YNWA
— Pete (@Pete2482) July 30, 2019
He sadly won’t ever play for us- was so hyped to be a superstar but sadly never lived up to it and went backwards
— Ashraf Alhasan (@theshraf) July 30, 2019
May aswell stay out there not good enough for LFC
— Bobby-Dażżler (@foberto_rirmino) July 30, 2019
He’s 20 in October. This is an opportunity for him he needs to take. He needs to own that entire league. He can do it as well.
— Charlie & Brown (@CharIie_Brown) July 30, 2019