Ben Woodburn posts Twitter message after breaking Liverpool record against Leeds
By Will Butcher
Ben Woodburn was euphoric on Twitter after scoring his first Liverpool goal and simultaneously breaking a 19-year-old club record.
The 17-year-old substitute’s goal late on against Leeds on Tuesday night saw him become the youngest ever player to score for the Merseyside giants, eclipsing a record held by Michael Owen that has stood since his debut goal in 1997.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Woodburn revealed his delight after smartly finishing from close range to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup.
What a night ????⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/0NAx9nHVEK
— ben woodburn (@BenWoodburn) November 29, 2016
Retired England international Owen had previously held the record after scoring against Wimbledon aged 17 years and 143 days. But Woodburn, who is 98 days younger than Owen was, now holds the record.
Woodburn’s goal came after Belgium international Divock Origi had broken the deadlock by flicking in a superb cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold with less than 15 minutes left on the clock.
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The win against the Yorkshire giants sees Jurgen Klopp’s side move into the semi finals of the EFL Cup, as they are joined by struggling Premier League side Hull City who beat Newcastle on penalties.
The draw for the semi finals will take place on Wednesday evening, as Arsenal take on Southampton and Man United play against West Ham in the other quarter finals.
Liverpool next face Bournemouth on Sunday, as they look to continue their 15-match unbeaten run.
In other Liverpool news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Woodburn’s display.