At the ripe old age of 17 years and 45 days, Ben Woodburn became Liverpool’s youngest-ever scorer at Anfield on Tuesday night, after the substitute netted a second-half goal against Leeds in the League Cup.
In only his second senior appearance for Liverpool, the Welsh youth international Woodburn made the most of his 23 minutes on the pitch, mustering a total of three shots, including his historic goal which beat the previous record for youngest Liverpool scorer held by TV pundit drone Michael Owen by around 100 days.
What a moment. Ben Woodburn becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer after scoring in front of the Kop against Leeds. pic.twitter.com/cDDMdtAj4i
— MB (@MrBoywunder) November 29, 2016
That goal came after Divock Origi had opened the scoring on 76 minutes, after being set up by another Liverpool youngster, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
However, Leeds created a number of great chances themselves, with Kemar Roofe hitting the frame of the goal.
Ultimately it was Liverpool who would book their place in the last four of the EFL Cup, with young Woodburn enjoying a dream evening in front of the Kop.