Ben Woodburn has looked a class above his opponents on most of his outings for Liverpool’s U23s this season and Sunday’s win over Huddersfield was no different.
The 17-year-old was at the heart of a dominant display as the club’s youngsters beat Huddersfield Town 6-2 to secure top spot in Premier League Cup Group G.
Woodburn scored twice as well as playing a key role in one of Harry Wilson’s two goals with a jinking run down the left-hand side that eventually saw the move finished off by the U23s captain.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding what this young man is capable of and we aren’t surprised one bit judging by how impressive he has been for Liverpool’s second string side over the past few months.
His first goal saw him make the most of a neat pass from Wilson by skillfully dinking the ball over the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area.
His second was even better. With the game into injury time, Woodburn brought the ball down from out of the air with an exquisite first touch on the edge of the box before moving onto his left foot and striking powerfully past the Huddersfield keeper.
Woodburn’s first goal vs Huddersfield:
Ben Woodburn goal today pic.twitter.com/C7anr8C5sq
— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) February 12, 2017