Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher tweet Ben Woodburn after he scores first Liverpool goal

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring their second goal

The 17-year-old is now the club's youngest ever goalscorer.

Liverpool have won a tough EFL Cup quarter-final tie against Leeds United this evening, with a big helping hand from their 17-year-old boy wonder Ben Woodburn.

He scored his first goal for the club to secure the win for Liverpool in a game in which Leeds had plenty of chances to pick up a shock win.

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring their second goalLiverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring their second goal

It was a brilliant moment for Woodburn and made him the youngest player to score for Liverpool, taking away the record from Michael Owen.

It earned a response from the former Liverpool striker.

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn and manager Juergen Klopp celebrate after the gameLiverpool's Ben Woodburn and manager Juergen Klopp celebrate after the game

He sent out this tweet after Woodburn scored, highlighting that he was happy with Woodburn taking the record and congratulating the teenager:

 

He was not the only former Liverpool striker to send a tweet to Woodburn. Neil Mellor, who once scored a famous goal for Liverpool himself in this competition, had this message for the teenager:

 

Jamie Carragher also tweeted his joy at Woodburn’s achievement, as did former Liverpool striker John Aldridge:

 

 

It was a fantastic night for Woodburn and Liverpool, with the teenager’s goal putting the Leeds fight to bed in a tough game for the Reds.

Hopefully this is just the start of a flourishing career for Woodburn at Anfield.

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