Goalscorer, Ben Woodburn. Challenge accepted, Jurgen. Only temporarily, though.
Difficult doesn’t come near to describing how hard it is not to go wild for what the Liverpool youngster has achieved.
17 years and 45 days old and he’s scoring for the first team. Incredible.
We were only given a glimpse yesterday of what he has the potential to offer moving forward and perhaps a glimpse is all that was needed to spark his Anfield career into life.
Reds legend Jamie Carragher picked up on the importance of the teenager’s early impact, telling Sky Sports: “We always want young players to get a chance, but you can’t expect 10 or 12 appearances as a young player. You might get one, two or three games.”
“You’ve got to make an impact. This lad comes in and scores a goal so you know already the manager will have the faith.”
“I always think people like Michael and people like Robbie Fowler, strikers who went on to have fantastic careers at Liverpool, always made an impact early on.”
A goal at such an early stage in his career not only marks a promising start but it forces the question as to how long it will be before he makes his next first team appearance.
Klopp doesn’t want him to be put under pressure and rightly so, but the thought is there.
There is no harm in celebrating such a remarkable achievement and doing so by no means puts pressure on the youth star.
He has the time to develop his game and has the opportunity to play under a manager that clearly believes in him and that is open to letting him work with the first team.
The manager’s protection over Woodburn recognises how valuable he is.
We can’t wait to see what Klopp has planned for him.