PHOTO: Rossiter in Liverpool Under-6 side and in League Cup last night

Jordan Rossiter has progressed from the Under-6 youth level all the way into Liverpool's first team, only to end up scoring a howitzer on his debut.

Teenage footballing talent Jordan Rossiter, 17, had a night to remember on Tuesday evening as the youngster scored a highlight-reel goal on his first ever start for Liverpool.

"It’s a dream come true," said the midfielder, one of few academy graduates seemingly incapable of being encumbered by the 'next Steven Gerrard' label due to his ability to tackle and, as was obvious at Anfield, his goal-scoring potential.

Liverpool and Middlesbrough were inseparable after 120 minutes of third round League Cup action, with two goals scored apiece, however, the Reds edged 'Boro by virtue of an extraordinary 14-13 penalty shoot-out.

On the experience, Rossiter said in the Echo: "It was brilliant. I’m made up. I got told by the manager at training on Monday that I’d be starting. I was a bit shocked but I couldn’t wait to get out here.

“I was a bit nervous but playing with some of the best players in the world helped. I was speaking to a few of the senior players before kick-off who just told me to enjoy it. It was a great opportunity for me and they helped me through.”

He concluded: "To score at Anfield is just a great feeling."

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