Liverpool fans witnessed their side continue an excellent start to the season last night as they saw off Leeds United at Anfield to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the League Cup, a competition they finished runners-up in last term.
On a night where Liverpool excelled once more, Anfield got a new name to get excited about after 17-year-old academy graduate Ben Woodburn became Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer with an 81st minute strike against the Peacocks.
Breaking a record previously held by Michael Owen, Woodburn’s had only made his first-team debut at the weekend against Sunderland, with a 60 second cameo after replacing Georginio Wijnaldum deep into injury time.
The teenager’s performance understandably sent social media awash as fans started to discuss the next highly-rated talent to break into the first-team, as they debated what the future could hold for the youngster.
With plenty of games left to play this season, it’s unlikely that we’ve seen the last of Woodburn and, with performances like yesterday’s, he cannot be overlooked by Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool have done well to keep Woodburn's talent under wraps for as long as they have. Even before tonight he looked a star in the making.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) November 29, 2016
4 months ago I was getting megged on our school Astro by Ben Woodburn and now he's just scored for Liverpool, heavy
— Sam Evans (@samevans1906) November 29, 2016
Don't wanna go too over the top but Ben Woodburn has clearly already surpassed prime Zidane.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) November 29, 2016
Woodburn. Just turned 17. Scores in front of the Kop. Love it.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 29, 2016
Woodburn scored on his Liverpool debut last night. 17 years of age. Now is hyped to play for Wales. This is what's wrong with British sport!
— Ross McKenzie (@RossMcK_GAWA) November 30, 2016
I remember how Rossiter was lauded as the next Gerrard. Woodburn still has a long long way to go. Give him time & let the club develop him
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) November 30, 2016
Ben Woodburn was born in 1999 when I was 7 years old. Last night I watched him score vs #lufc at Anfield whilst I sat eating Wotsits aged 24
— Jamie Lavine (@JamieLavine) November 30, 2016
Ben Woodburn scores and wakes up to this! 4/9 to be at the World Cup! Nothing like bigging up a young lad pic.twitter.com/XJOTMqM34O
— Peter Walker (@PeteIanWalker) November 30, 2016
— Matt Renolds (@TheOnlyReno) November 30, 2016