Her diskuteres spilleren Ben Woodburn.
Benjamin "Ben" Woodburn (born 15 October 1999) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool. He became Liverpool's third youngest player ever upon making his senior debut in November 2016 and on his second appearance became the club's youngest ever goalscorer.
Despite having been born in England, Woodburn is a Welsh youth international. He currently represents the Wales national under-19 team and previously captained his nation at the under-17 level. Woodburn remains eligible for both the England and Wales senior national teams.
Ben Woodburn is a product of Liverpool's football academy. During his schooling, Liverpool agreed to a request from Woodburn's parents that he should stay at home rather than with house parents in Rainhill, which was closer to the academy in Kirkby. In order to facilitate his development, the club arranged for a driver to transport Woodburn every day from training back to his home in Cheshire. When he was only 15 years old, Woodburn was fast tracked from Liverpool's U16 side to the U18 team and his rapid development saw him included in Liverpool's 'Futures Group', a programme that affords the club's most talented youngsters an opportunity to train with first-team coach Pep Lijnders once a week.
Having impressed manager Jürgen Klopp during these sessions, Woodburn was handed his non-competitive debut during 2016–17 pre-season in a 1–0 win over Tranmere Rovers. He came off the bench in Liverpool's next match to score one and assist another for Roberto Firmino in a 5–0 friendly win over Fleetwood Town. On 8 November 2016, Woodburn, along with fellow academy graduate Trent Alexander-Arnold, signed his first professional contract with Liverpool. He made his senior debut on 26 November, coming on as a 92nd-minute substitute for Georginio Wijnaldum in Liverpool's 2–0 Premier League victory over Sunderland.[ Upon doing so, Woodburn became Liverpool's third youngest debutant of all time at the age of 17 years and 42 days, and the second youngest ever in the Premier League behind Jack Robinson. Three days later, on 29 November, Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer at the age 17 years and 45 days. He had come off the bench to replace Kevin Stewart in the 67th minute of Liverpool's EFL Cup quarter-final match against Leeds United and scored in the 81st minute to make the score 2–0 to Liverpool, beating Michael Owen's record by 98 days.