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30th Nov, 2016 | 10:24am

Carragher delivers Twitter verdict on Liverpool academy

By Amir Mir

Jamie Carragher congratulated Liverpool youngsters Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold on Twitter for their performances against Leeds on Tuesday night at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a place in the semi-finals of the League Cup with a 2-0 win over the Championship outfit.

Right-back Alexander Arnold played the full match, while winger Woodburn came off the substitutes’ bench to become the club’s youngster every goalscorer.

The Wales under-19 international scored five minutes after Divock Origi had opened the scoring to become the club’s youngster ever scorer at 17 years and 45 days.

Former England international Owen, who scored on his debut against Wimbledon in 1997, saw his record broken by 98 days.

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Anfield legend Carragher was full of praise for the young duo and the management staff on his personal Twitter account following the victory.

Alex Inglethorpe is the academy director at the club and he has seen the likes of Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold, Kevin Stewart and Ovie Ejaria come through the ranks and make a senior appearance.

Meanwhile, Klopp has guided the Merseyside club to the semi-finals of the League and second in the Premier League after 13 games.

The Reds are unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions as they travel to the south coast to take on Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon for a league fixture.

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