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It’s been a difficult few years for Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn.

The 21-year-old attacker burst on to the scene in 2017 when he scored against Leeds United to become the Reds’ youngest-ever goalscorer, aged only 17.

But it’s been tricky for Woodburn to continue making forward strides since then.

In January, he returned to Liverpool after a half-season loan with Blackpool expired without him really dazzling under Neil Critchley, who managed him for the Premier League club’s Under-23s.

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That spell came on the back of two underwhelming loans away to Oxford United and Sheffield United in recent years, with Woodburn failing to leave a major impression on either club.

He’s back at Liverpool for now and Jurgen Klopp watched him score a hat-trick in training on Saturday as the German fielded an 11 versus 11 clash at the Axa Training Centre.

Here’s how some fans reacted to his behind-the-scenes heroics.

Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn and manager Juergen Klopp celebrate after the game (REUTERS)

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