Emerging Liverpool star scores first international age-group goal in 2-0 win
By Will Butcher
Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria struck his first goal for England Under 20’s as the Young Lions beat the United States on Monday evening.
Ejaria opened the scoring for England against the States, after lashing a superb strike into the bottom corner from 20 yards out before Chelsea striker Dom Solanke scored from the penalty spot to make it two.
England posted a video of Ejaria’s impressive strike on their official Twitter account, as the 19-year-old opened his account in just his second appearance in an England shirt.
— England (@England) October 10, 2016
England’s win secured what has been an impressive week for interim boss Paul Williams, who has seen his side win all three games during their four-nation tournament against the Netherlands and Germany, as well as the States.
The attacking midfielder, who moved to Liverpool’s youth academy two years ago from Arsenal, made his debut this season in the EFL Cup after coming off the substitute’s bench against Derby to replace Roberto Firmino.
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Liverpool’s number 53 has his work cut out though as he looks to break into the Liverpool first team, with Jurgen Klopp’s side possessing an abundance of playmaking midfielders.
The likes of Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Georginio Wijnaldum currently occupy the first-team attacking midfield slots.
But Ejaria’s goal for England will have continued to impress former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp, who first noticed the youngster during an impressive pre-season.
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