By Wayne Veysey

30th Nov, 2016 | 4:31pm

Forget Woodburn or Alex-Arnold: Leeds fans hail best young player on pitch at Liverpool

By Alex Stevens

Leeds fans took to Twitter to hail academy product Ronaldo Vieira – and claimed he is making a bigger impact in his team than teenage Liverpool counterparts Trent Alexander Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Ovie Ejaria.

Alexander-Arnold, 18, and Ejaria, 19, both started their second matches for the Merseyside giants in their 2-0 League Cup quarter-final win over Leeds on Tuesday night.

Woodburn, 17, then came off the bench to electrify Anfield with the second goal, which secured his place as the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool’s history.

The trio have all caught the eye of observers in the League Cup this season but Leeds supporters believe the performances of Vieira, 18, deserve a greater degree of attention.

The central midfielder was outstanding against Liverpool in what many claimed was his best performance yet in a Leeds shirt.

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He looked comfortable up against international duo Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum, in a display that demonstrated the progress he has made this season.

Leeds fans are convinced they have an outstanding young player of their own with his best years ahead of him.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Leeds return to league action this weekend when they host in-form Aston Villa in a Saturday evening kick-off at Elland Road.

Garry Monk’s side are fifth in the Championship following a string of impressive results over the last two months, while Villa are undefeated under new manager Steve Bruce.

In other Leeds news, this key first-team duo are set to miss Saturday’s clash against Villa.