Should Leeds United act if Liverpool make record-breaking Ben Woodburn available for loan?

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Ben Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer when he netted against Leeds United last year.

Ben Woodburn of Wales (22) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in...

If Liverpool are to loan out Ben Woodburn in the January transfer window, there will more than likely be a queue across the entirety of Stanley Park lining up to give the teenager a regular chance for first-team football.

The Sunderland Echo report that new Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is hoping to use his connections to link up with his former Wales star at the Stadium of Light. Coleman made the 18-year-old a key part of Wales’ ill-fated World Cup qualifying campaign and was repaid with a stunning debut goal in a 1-0 win against Austria.

Chris Coleman, Manager of Wales gives instructions during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D  Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2017 in...

But Sunderland would surely not be only team who are interested in arguably Liverpool’s most exciting young striker since a certain Michael Owen burst onto the scene 20 years ago.

Leeds United have made moves for some of Liverpool’s brightest talents recently, missing out on playmaker Ovie Ejaria in January after injury scuppered the move, per All Nigeria Soccer. And, according to The Sun, they were interested in winger Ryan Kent too, who spent last season on loan at Barnsley before Liverpool sent him to SC Freiburg.

Woodburn, however, is perhaps the pick of a youthful bunch at Anfield and Leeds know just what a talent he is. After all, the Chester-born wonderkid became the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool’s illustrious history when he slammed home from close range in a 2-0 EFL Cup win against Leeds in November of last year aged 17 years and 45 days.

Liverpool's Welsh striker Ben Woodburn (L) scores his team's second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at...

Woodburn is a precocious talent but, with plenty of star quality ahead of him in Liverpool’s pecking order, a love move away from Anfield could make sense. And with Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen willing to give youth a chance, Woodburn could provide some pace and poacher’s instinct to a Leeds attack that has flattered to deceive in recent months.

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