Teenager Ben Woodburn made history on Tuesday night as Liverpool beat Leeds United 2-0 to book their place in the semi-finals of the League Cup for the fourth time in six seasons.
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Woodburn came off the bench to net Liverpool’s second goal and become the club’s youngest ever goalscorer.
Aged 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn smashed the previous record set by Michael Owen, who was 98 days older when he opened his account for the Reds in May 1997.
Woodburn had only been on the pitch for 14 minutes when he smashed home from close range.
He entered the action on 67 minutes with the score 0-0, but the Reds were soon ahead thanks to Divock Origi’s fourth goal of the season – his third in this competition.
This was just Woodburn’s second senior appearance for Liverpool. His first came on Saturday as a last-minute sub in a 2-0 Premier League win over Sunderland.