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Watch: 17-Year-Old Ben Woodburn Becomes Liverpool’s Youngest Ever Goalscorer

Liverpool's Welsh striker Ben Woodburn scores his team's second goal during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. / AFP / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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On a night when Liverpool booked their place in the EFL Cup semi-final, young forward Ben Woodburn wrote himself into the history books.

The 17-year-old was sprung from the bench for his Premier League debut against Sunderland at the weekend, but his contribution on Tuesday night, again from the bench proved to be far more significant.

Already 1-0 u against Leeds United thanks to a late goal from Divock Origi (with the assist coming from another teenager in the form of 18-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold), Woodburn found himself unmarked at the far post following good work from Origi, Sadio Mané and Ovie Ejaria to put the ball in his path – and the highly-rated youngster did the rest:


Woodburn was on hand to finish, directing a fine half-volley past the helpless Marco Silvestri in the Leeds goal.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Ben Woodburn of Liverpool scores the second and celebrates . Makes him the youngest ever goalscorer for liverpool during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

After becoming Liverpool’s second youngest debutant in the Premier League era last weekend, Woodburn broke a record tonight by becoming the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer.

Though he took a record from Michael Owen, the former Liverpool striker was more than happy to pass on the torch to the young forward with a bright future:

Owen wasn’t the only one to congratulate Woodburn on breaking his duck at Anfield as Twitter lit up almost instantly:

…right before this chilling reminder of how young he actually is…

Jurgen Klopp has been determined to keep Woodburn under wraps for as long as possible this season, but that task is becoming much harder.

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