Michael Owen: This is what I hope for Ben Woodburn at Liverpool

Michael Owen comments on Ben Woodward's first senior goal for Liverpool this week

Michael Owen is hoping that Ben Woodburn will enjoy a long and successful career at Liverpool after becoming the club’s youngest goal-scorer on Tuesday night.

The 17-year-old came off the bench to score Liverpool’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Leeds United to reach the semi-finals of the EFL Cup at Anfield on Tuesday night.

At 17 years and 45 days old, Woodburn – a product of the Liverpool Academy – took Owen’s record as Liverpool’s youngest scorer.

However, the former England international was delighted to see the youngster net his goal on Tuesday night and is hoping that he will embark on a long and fruitful career at Anfield.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Ben who is a local lad and lives not far from my stables just outside Chester.

“I know he is highly regarded by all at the Club and if anyone had to break my record I’m thrilled that it is someone who hails from my part of the world.

“Let’s hope this is the catalyst for a great career at Anfield and I can only wish him the very best for a long and successful career.”

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Liverpool are now gearing up for their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep up their fine form in the top flight.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently second and one point behind leaders Chelsea after 13 games of the new season.

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