By Emma Sanders
Robbie Fowler believes Ben Woodburn will become a success at Liverpool while Jurgen Klopp is in charge due to the manager’s ability to look after young players.
The former Liverpool striker has tipped the youngster to become a star after he became the club’s youngest every goalscorer during the 2-0 victory against Leeds in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup.
The 17-year-old has an incredible 10 days as he scored the record-breaking goal just days after making his first team debut in the 2-0 victory against Sunderland in the Premier League.
“It’s important now that he gets looked after. The players and staff at Liverpool know that and they will stop you getting too big for your boots,” Fowler told the club’s official website.
“I think he’ll be well looked after because Jurgen is very astute when it comes to handling young players and doing what’s right for them.”
Woodburn is one of a number of academy graduates who have been handed opportunities under Klopp and there are others who are hoping to progress through to the first team.
Sheyi Ojo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin Stewart and Ovie Ejaria were all handed debuts under Klopp and he has also given plenty of playing time to Cameron Brannagan and Divock Origi.
Woodburn could be given an opportunity to impress in January when Sadio Mane leaves on international duty for the Africa Cup of Nations and he may be used again before the new year as Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are currently out injured.
So far this season, he has netted five goals and provided five assists in just 10 appearances for the Under-23s in Premier League 2.
In other Liverpool news, this Bundesliga sensation should be the Reds’ number one target to replace Mamadou Sakho in January.