By Alex Stevens
Ben Woodburn made history on Tuesday night by becoming Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer – and fans reacted with delight on Twitter.
The teenager striker came off the substitute’s bench to score the Merseyside club’s second goal in their 2-0 League Cup win against Leeds at Anfield.
Woodburn lashed home from close range after being set up by Georginio Wijnaldum following some fine work by Divock Origi, the scorer of the first Liverpool goal.
Woodburn broke Michael Owen’s record to become the youngest ever scorer for Liverpool at 17 years and 45 days.
His strike secured Liverpool’s passage into the semi-finals of the League Cup as they set their sights on securing the first silverware of Jurgen Klopp’s reign.
Fans were proud at the achievement of academy product Woodburn, who was a second-half substitute for midfielder Kevin Stewart.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) November 29, 2016
Ben Woodburn. Remember that name. Youngest ever Liverpool goal scorer. Huge potential. #LFC
— Badrudin Gaur (@BadrudinGaur) November 29, 2016
He’s got bags of potential but I reckon this Messi guy can be as good as Woodburn #LFC 😜
— Jas Ubbey (@JasUbbey1) November 29, 2016
— Helena Sutcliffe (@HelenaSutcliffe) November 29, 2016
— Liver Bird (@kopliverbird) November 29, 2016
— Graham Turvey (@Gturv) November 29, 2016
— Dale Preece (@DalePreece) November 29, 2016
Liverpool picked a weakened team to face Leeds, with Klopp making eight changes to the side that beat Sunderland 2-0 in the Premier League last Saturday.
Sadio Mane, Emre Can and Gigi Wijnaldum were the only three players retained in the starting XI.
In other Liverpool news, here is the player ratings for their win over Leeds as an academy player stands out.