Liverpool’s young players really impressed on Wednesday night’s trip to MK Dons, and they also made history in the process.
Harvey Elliott, who lined-up on the right wing, became our youngest-ever starter in a competitive match.
The summer signing sets a new record at 16 years and 174 days.
Only Jerome Sinclair, a substitute in a League Cup third-round visit to West Brom in 2012 at the age of 16 years and six days, was younger when turning out for the Reds.
Elliott was twice denied by the crossbar in his efforts to mark his debut with a goal.
Had he found the net, he would comfortably have broken then 17-year-old Ben Woodburn’s youngest-ever scorer record, also set in the League Cup against Leeds United in 2016.
However, Ki-Jana Hoever was able to write himself into the record books with his second-half header.
Three players were younger than the Dutchman when scoring their debut goal – Woodburn, Michael Owen and Jordan Rossiter – but none of them were defenders.
He slots in above Raheem Sterling in the all-time ranks.