FORMER Malpas student Ben Woodburn made history for Liverpool FC on Tuesday by becoming the club's youngster ever goalscorer.
The 17-year-old broke Michael Owen's record with his strike in Liverpool's 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Leeds at Anfield.
It is an incredible achievement for striker Ben, who grew up in Tattenhall and was once a student at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas.
The Liverpool academy graduate signed his first professional contract with the Reds earlier this month and, on Saturday, made his first-team debut in their victory over Sunderland.
4) Ben woodburn becomes the youngest ever goal scorer and 2nd youngest ever to play for Liverpool FC pic.twitter.com/ZQBCMvytHp— Heber Sport (@HeberSport) November 30, 2016
The Chester-born striker, who has represented Wales at U19 and U17 level, has been tipped for a big future at the Premier League club.
However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to protect the youngster from any hype.
"We know how to handle the situation," said Klopp. "I can say whatever I want but if he scores goals it's difficult to stay cool from your (media) side, no problem.
"But nothing what we say here is important enough to help Ben Woodburn or myself.
"My first job is to help these boys be the best. There's a lot of things to do, especially to keep the public away as long as possible. That's quite a difficult thing to do.
"But we only bring him when we want to use him. That means when he is on the pitch he is absolutely allowed to score goals.
"I am really happy with him, the only problem is I am a little afraid about you (the press)."
Owen, who was at the match and witnessed Woodburn score in front of the Kop, was quick to pay his tribute.
"Another record taken from me!!! Congratulations @BenWoodburn on becoming the youngest ever scorer for @LFC at 17yrs and 45days. #KopEnd," he wrote on Twitter.
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