By Will Butcher
Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn has been causing a stir on Twitter after scoring in consecutive pre-season friendlies this week.
The 16-year-old has found the back of the net against both non-league Fleetwood and Championship club Wigan.
Liverpool’s youth staff have high hopes for the Woodburn, who has been compared to countryman Aaron Ramsey for his coolness in front of goal.
The striker has been used twice already by Klopp during pre-season and could be in line to have a first-team impact next season.
So far during pre-season, Liverpool have recorded three wins and three clean sheets. Danny Ings gave Klopp a 1-0 win against Tranmere, while The Reds put five past League One outfit Fleetwood. On Sunday, Klopp’s men beat Wigan 2-0.
In a week in which Liverpool sold academy graduate Jordan Ibe to Bournemouth for £15million, fans took to Twitter to express their delight that Liverpool have a player with huge potential coming through the ranks.
@andcouldheplay7 yeah right!
— Nasra Ali (@afrika5uk) July 17, 2016
Ben Woodburn certainly making a name for himself in pre season… And only 16 years old wow #LFC
— Narelle Sindos (@NarelleSindos) July 17, 2016
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves but Woodburn looks absolutely top draw #LFC
— Mac (@loiner1957) July 17, 2016
I actually want Liverpool to take woodburn on the USA tour #LFC
— Wade (@waadeharris) July 17, 2016
Ben Woodburn is looking promising for the future #LFC
— Sam (@Porters97) July 17, 2016
— marsh (@marsh1066) July 17, 2016
— ⚽Sam Evans⚽ (@Samboevans) July 17, 2016
Woodburn is some thing special #LFC
— UsmanYNWA (@UsmanYNWA) July 17, 2016
Woodburn keeps scoring for Liverpool while still waiting for his GCSE results #LFC
— Michael Koufou (@MichaelK_92) July 17, 2016
The Wales Under-17 international has won rave reviews for his performances as a centre-forward for the club’s age-group teams, including coach Rob Jones who claims he is Liverpool next rising star.
In other Liverpool news, this new signing has delivered fresh concern over Klopp’s defensive selection.