It seems an age ago when Ben Woodburn burst on to the scene by becoming Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of just 17 years and 45 days.
The teenager would go on to make his international debut less than a year after that. His first game for Wales was certainly an eventful one as he netted the only goal in a 1-0 win against Austria.
Since that point his career has stagnated a little bit. He’s not played for the Reds since a six-minute cameo on the final day of the 2017/18 season – which was his only appearance of that entire campaign.
The attacker has since spent time out on loan at Sheffield United, but despite the fact that the Blades were promoted last term, Woodburn’s campaign was less than impressive.
This term he’s been sent out on loan once again – dropping down a further level to play in League One for Oxford United.
He scored his first goal of the season for the Us over the weekend in their 3-1 loss to Bristol Rovers.
Woodburn took to Instagram to celebrate the strike – his first at senior level in nearly three years, dating back to November 2016.
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His first senior goal in almost three years will hopefully give him the confidence needed to kick on and make a real impact out on loan this time around.
Aged just 19, Woodburn still has plenty of time to get into the Liverpool XI one day, and a good campaign in League One would get him back on the right track.