BEN Woodburn has been released by English Premier League giants Liverpool.

The 22 year old Nottingham born Wales international is a former pupil of Bishop Heber School in Malpas.

Woodburn joined the football academy of Liverpool when he was seven years old.

Nearly a decade later, upon making his senior debut in 2016, he became the third-youngest player ever to play for the club and, in just his second appearance, broke Michael Owen's long-standing record to become Liverpool's youngest goalscorer.

Woodburn became Wales' second youngest goalscorer behind Gareth Bale when he scored on his senior debut in 2017.

Woodburn went on loan to Sheffield United but was restricted to just eight appearances before returning to Liverpool, where he was part of the club's UEFA Champions League winning squad in 2019.

The following season, he joined Oxford United on loan and spent similar loan spells at Blackpool and Hearts of Midlothian.

Also departing Anfield are Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Sean Wilson, Luis Longstaff and Elijah Dixon-Bonner.