Congratulations to Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer Ben Woodburn, who’s been nominated for the European Golden Boy award.
The gong goes to the best Under-21 footballer playing in Europe and past winners include Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling in 2014.
Woodburn is not expected to win though, because he’s up against the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe and Renato Sanches – three players who look very much like they’re on the path to ‘world-class’.
Still, it’s a great sign for Liverpool that a kid from our Academy is already rated so highly.
Jurgen Klopp has put huge faith in Woodburn, despite the fact he’s not long 17. The Welsh teenager, already a member of his national squad, has made eight appearances this season, scoring his only goal to date in the EFL Cup win over Leeds.
Woodburn started against Stoke on Saturday and was one of our better players during an uninspiring first-half for the team. We hope to see him again off the bench at some point before the end of the campaign.