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:

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.