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A look at Liverpool's youngest goalscorers

Published 30/11/2016

Ben Woodburn is Liverpool's youngest goalscorer
Ben Woodburn is Liverpool's youngest goalscorer

Academy graduate Ben Woodburn became the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history with his strike in the 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final win over Leeds.

Aged just 17 years and 45 days he eclipsed a certain Michael Owen's record by 98 days.

Here Press Association Sport looks at Liverpool's five previous youngest scorers.

MICHAEL OWEN (17 years, 143 days)

Scored Liverpool's only goal in a 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon on May 6, 1997. Went on to score 158 goals in 297 appearances for the club, winning 89 England caps and scoring 40 times. Went to play for Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke.

JORDAN ROSSITER (17 years, 183 days)

His first - and only - Liverpool goal came with a low long-range strike in the League Cup tie at home to Middlesbrough on September 23, 2014, which finished 2-2 with the Reds eventually winning 14-13 in an epic penalty shoot-out. Made only five appearances as injury problems restricted his chances in his final season before he moved to Rangers in the summer of 2016.

RAHEEM STERLING (17 years, 317 days)

Sterling scored the winner in the 1-0 victory over Reading at Anfield on October 20, 2012, racing through the middle to score a one-on-one. He scored 29 times in 123 appearances before a £49million transfer deal took him to Manchester City in the summer of 2015.

JIMMY MELIA (18 years, 46 days)

The midfielder produced a man-of-the-match performance on his debut, setting up one goal and scoring Liverpool's second in a 5-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on December 17, 1955. Went on to score 79 times in 286 appearances. Left Anfield in 1964 to join Wolves and also had spells at Southampton, Aldershot and Crewe.

ALAN A'COURT (18 years, 165 days)

The left-winger scored his first goal in the 2-0 win over Sunderland at Anfield on March 14, 1953. The youngest Liverpool player to make 200 league appearances for the club, aged 24 years and 89 days, A'Court scored 63 times in 381 appearances for the club before moving on to Tranmere and then Norwich.

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