Blaze Gerrard Brown, the son of a fanatical Liverpool fan, has made headlines this week after scoring an incredible 113 goals in a single season – 97 in the league and a further 16 in cup competitions.
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Brown, who was given his middle name in tribute to Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard, has now attracted interest from Premier League side Chelsea, despite being just seven-years-old.
His most emphatic moment of the season came while playing for Woodingdean Youth under-7s in Brighton. He scored 16 goals in the first-half and went in goal during the second period to give his opponents a chance.
Proud dad Carl, 37, told the Daily Mirror: “I don’t know where he gets it from. He plays every day and is a good player. He has a lot of skill, is quick and has a wicked left foot.
“Blaze is so passionate and even at his age, he is telling his team-mates what to do. I do not know if he will go on and play as a professional. I just want him to succeed in life, whatever he chooses to do.”
Brown can’t sign for any club until the age of nine but the Blues are reportedly keen on him joining their academy in Crawley. Thankfully, Blazae has his eye on matching the achievements of our outgoing captain.
Asked about his career thus far, Blaze told reporters: “My favourite goal was one from the half-way line. I spotted the goalkeeper off his line and shot over the top of him into the net.
“One day I would like to play for Liverpool and be the new Steven Gerrard. My dad even named me after him.”