These were the best Ben Woodburn jokes as he becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer, aged 17 years and 45 days, after coming on as a substitute and netting against Leeds in the EFL Cup quarter-final at Anfield.
The Wales Under-19 international nabbed the second for the hosts in their 2-0 win over the Championship side and was able to celebrate securing the victory in front of the Kop.
Woodburn breaks the record previously held by Michael Owen by 98 days, with the now-retired striker watching the game from the stands.
Manager Jürgen Klopp sought to play down the hype now surrounding the teenager:
I said well done to him afterwards. It was not too difficult. I would have scored too in that situation.
But we won’t be deterred! Here are the best of the Ben Woodburn jokes as the 17-year-old becomes the youngest ever player to score for Liverpool:
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
Want to feel old? Ben Woodburn, who just scored his first Liverpool goal, was born in 2010. pic.twitter.com/SH6urfi6d6
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) November 29, 2016
Don't wanna go too over the top but Ben Woodburn has clearly already surpassed prime Zidane.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) November 29, 2016
Woodburn punches the air in front of the Kop. When I had just turned 17 I got served in my local for the first time, similar celebration.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 29, 2016
There will be a lot of effort to convey how young Woodburn is but beat this: He wasn't even born when Triple H won his first WWF title.
— Kristian Walsh (@Kristian_Walsh) November 29, 2016
Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 was No 1 in the UK when Ben Woodburn was born pic.twitter.com/IQX6x7xnmz
— James Dutton (@jrgdutton) November 29, 2016
What kind of wood would Woodburn burn if Woodburn could burn wood?
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) November 29, 2016
I just congratulated young Ben Woodburn on his goal. I said Well done Ben but you better go home & get to bed now. It's getting late.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) November 29, 2016
Ben Woodburn at 17 Years Old Vs Me at 17 years old 😮 pic.twitter.com/9ZxmZ1xzL9
— Borini™ (@BoriniSAFC) November 30, 2016
Marcus Rashford has Ben Woodburn posters on his bedroom wall.
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) November 29, 2016
Ben Woodburn scored a tap in against Leeds about 2 hours ago and the echo are already talking him into the England squad
— campbell (@acampbell68) November 29, 2016
A lot of players who came through the academy & had big careers make an impact early through goals, Fowler, Owen, Woodburn & Carragher! ⚽️
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) November 29, 2016