In a week characterised by worrying about injuries, the news that Ben Woodburn will sign a professional contract when he turns 17 this weekend was a welcome respite.
The youngster is one of the brightest talents to emerge out of the academy in many years, and is arguably looking like the best striker we’ve produced since Michael Owen in the late 1990s.
Liverpool fans are thrilled with the news and took to Twitter en masse to voice their pleasure.
Here is a taste of what’s being said:
Congratulations to @BenWoodburn on his first professional contract
— ben crossland (@bencrossland) October 14, 2016
— dave (@_daveyboy) October 14, 2016
— simon taplin (@SimonJTaplin) October 14, 2016
— Craig Porter (@portercraig1) October 14, 2016
@BenWoodburn Happy Birthday, mate! It's the 15th in Australia, so wanted to give you early wishes, hope you have a fantastic day.
— Klopptimism (@KIopptimism) October 14, 2016
— CHAS£ (@_ChasePeterson) October 14, 2016
— Ryan Lee Barrett (@RyanLeeBarrett) October 14, 2016