At 17 years and 45 days Ben Woodburn has become Liverpool FC’s youngest ever goalscorer, beating former England striker Michael Owen.
What a great moment: Ben Woodburn is the youngest scorer in Liverpool's history, 17 yrs 45 days. Beats Michael Owen (17 yrs 145 days)— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) November 29, 2016
Ben Woodburn scores his first EFL Cup goal on his EFL Cup debut for Liverpool.
He’s just 17! pic.twitter.com/MlWEwB7rRz— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 29, 2016
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.
Dream come true for young ben woodburn!! Well done lad ⚽️— Adam Morgan (@AMorgan94) November 29, 2016
Delighted for young Ben Woodburn to get his first goal of many I hope in a Liverpool shirt!— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) November 29, 2016
And it looked like the team – well manager Jurgen Klopp and James Milner at least – were happy for the young man too.
This is quality > Klopp, Milner and Buvac reaction when Ben Woodburn scored his first goal for Liverpool first team pic.twitter.com/brdZdFp25D— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) November 29, 2016
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…
Ben Woodburn is 17 and has just scored in front of the Kop. A little bit of me hates him.— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) November 29, 2016
Others felt comparisons needed to be drawn.
Woodburn is 3 years younger than me and when he scored there at Anfield I was out doing a delivery and got 2€ for it, similar— Anthony McPartlin (@adamosullivan11) November 29, 2016
Yet more seemed like they needed to get a little older before worrying about comparisons.
Oh my god, Ben Woodburn is just two months older than me.— Patrick James (@PatrickJames233) November 29, 2016
Come on Patrick, some people have real problems.
Like Alex here.
Good grief Ben Woodburn is SIX years younger than me and he's scoring in front of 54,000.— Alex Hurley (@AlexJHurley1) November 29, 2016
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…
Ben Woodburn - youngest ever #LFC player. Same week Stevie retires...
Who knows 💭— thake (@MaxThake) November 29, 2016