In Liverpool’s recent 6-2 win over Huddersfield Under-23s, Ben Woodburn was scarily good.
The 17-year-old Welshman made two goals, scored two and was by some distance the best player on the park.
He’s made appearances for the first-team this season and is the club’s youngest ever goalscorer to boot, having notched in the EFL Cup against Leeds.
You can check out his mind-boggling show versus Huddersfield, here.
Liverpool’s Under-23 boss Michael Garrity has heaped praise on Woodburn and explained why he think the teenager has what it takes to go very far in the game.
According to the coach, Woodburn’s position isn’t set in stone either – as he’s capable of playing centrally or cutting from a flank – providing the role has licence to attack!
“Going forward today he was electric, he was really, really good and the second goal was the highlight for me,” Garrity told the Echo.
“The way he took his touch out of the air and he obviously hit it off his left foot into the top corner, it’s a special goal.
“That’s what he is Ben, he’s got a lovely temperament, he never gets too far ahead of himself, he never gets too low. He works really, really hard, he knows where he is, he knows his place and at this moment in time he’s doing very, very well and I’d say he’s probably got a bright future ahead of him.
“Because he’s only so young, he’s obviously still learning the game so if we can play him in a couple of different areas it will only benefit him and it will develop him in the right way.
“Where he plays in the next five years, who knows? He’s going to be an attacking type player as you saw. With him playing in midfield it just gives him a different view for sure.”
We’re unlikely to see Woodburn for Jurgen Klopp’s team again this campaign, as we’ve only got 13 Premier League fixtures left – but expect the starlet to play a big role in pre-season.
If he develops at the current rate, we’re going to have an incredibly special player on our hands.