Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Leeds United at Anfield.
Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Leeds United at Anfield. Martin Rickett

Teen becomes Liverpool's youngest ever scorer

FOOTBALL: Teenager Ben Woodburn has become the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history as the Reds defeated Leeds United 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the English Football League Cup.

At 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn was 98 days younger than previous record holder Michael Owen when he found the net for the first time in 1997.

The Welsh youngster added the second from close range after Divock Origi slid home the opening goal after 76 minutes.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted for the teenage prodigy, telling Sky Sports: "We all know how young Woodburn is, but it doesn't look like this in training sessions.

"It's a nice story and all the boys are really happy for him. Everybody is smiling in the dressing room.”

Liverpool will be joined in the last four by Hull City, which got past Championship leader Newcastle United after the visitors missed three penalties in a 3-1 shootout defeat. The match had finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Arsenal hosts Southampton and Manchester United entertains West Ham United in the two remaining ties on Thursday morning (AEST).


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