Ben Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer and his age has people questioning their own lives

At 17 years and 45 days Ben Woodburn has become Liverpool FC’s youngest ever goalscorer, beating former England striker Michael Owen.

The young Welsh forward scored the second of Liverpool’s goals in their 2-0 win over Leeds in their League Cup quarter final, in what was also his first appearance in the competition.

Of course for many, the news of Woodburn’s powerful finish was cause for congratulations.

And it looked like the team – well manager Jurgen Klopp and James Milner at least – were happy for the young man too.

Not everyone’s initial reaction was to congratulate the player though, as his age made them inevitably question their own lives – obviously.

Some were possibly feeling a bit envious…

Others felt comparisons needed to be drawn.

Yet more seemed like they needed to get a little older before worrying about comparisons.

Come on Patrick, some people have real problems.

Like Alex here.

However, following the retirement of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard this week, at least some think it’s the future fans really need to be thinking about now…


More in this Section

Joe Schmidt challenges Ireland rookies to think for themselves in Argentina Test

Martin Donnelly saddened by GAA’s ‘disingenuous support’ for Railway Cup

Lou Bega loves Ebbsfleet’s own Mambo No5

Joe Schmidt challenges rookies to think for themselves


Today's Stories

So Dan Carter and I were shooting the breeze in the gym one day…

Sarcastic Wenger bemoans penalty call as Arsenal fall to Cologne

Joe Schmidt challenges rookies to think for themselves

Martin Donnelly says GAA never had will to revive interpros

Lifestyle

Having fled the Nazis, Elizabeth Friedlander created her own typeface before moving to Kinsale

On the double: Jennifer Zamparelli and balancing a hectic life and baby number two

Trim back for the festivities with these Christmas fitness tips

The 40-year-old charity that ensures no-one dies alone and poor

More From The Irish Examiner