Ben Woodburn became the latest in a long line of Liverpool academy graduates to score for the club when he struck late on against Leeds United.
The 17-year-old broke Michael Owen’s record as the Reds’ youngest ever goalscorer, with Woodburn looking set for a bright future under Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.
To mark Woodburn’s goal, Liverpool released a video package of the 10 best goals scored by academy graduates in the Premier League era.
Woodburn takes the No. 10, with Jamie Carragher’s header against Aston Villa in 1997 and Jon Flanagan‘s emphatic finish in 2013’s 5-0 win away to Tottenham in at No. 9 and No. 8.
With the likes of Toni Gomes, Rhian Brewster and Brooks Lennon among those hoping to make their debut for the senior side in the future, this list is set to continue.
Klopp has given debuts to 10 academy players since arriving last October, with Alexander-Arnold, Ejaria, Ojo and Woodburn joined by Danny Ward, Connor Randall, Joe Maguire, Kevin Stewart, Ryan Kent and Sergi Canos, nine of which are still with the club.
Liverpool’s youth ranks are in good hands following Klopp’s appointment, with Woodburn’s progress from U18s to first team within a year a marker of the German’s faith in youth.
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