Video: Liverpool FC’s top 10 goals scored by academy graduates

3 December 2016
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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.

Along with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria, Woodburn has enjoyed a positive start to the season, with the trio all making their first-team debuts in the first half of 2016/17.

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.

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Owen, Sheyi Ojo, Raheem Sterling, Steve McManaman, Neil Mellor, Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard also feature in a star-studded top 10.

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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