It was a record breaking night for Liverpool’s youngsters. Harvey Elliott became Liverpool’s youngest ever competitive starter whilst Ki-Jana Hoever became the Reds’ youngest ever non British scorer and their 4th youngest scorer overall. Jürgen Klopp’s side were in total control as they swept aside MK Dons 2-0 in the League Cup 3rd round. The competition has long been a proving ground for young talents and they certainly stepped up to the plate last night.

Twitter reacts to the Ki-Jana Hoever goal.

Twitter reacts to the Ki-Jana Hoever goal. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Ki-Jana Hoever was having a decent game for Liverpool before his towering header in the 69th minute doubled the visitors’ advantage. He had proven confident with his range of passing but not always accurate with it. Defensively he made some excellent recoveries but was also caught napping or too casual on occasions. Overall, his display had been extremely encouraging if definitely brimming with naivety.

The Ki-Jana Hoever goal that set his performance apart and highlighted his natural talent. He lept well above his defender at the back post to thump home James Milner’s hanging cross. The goal showcased natural athleticism as well as an excellent reading for the game and a hunger to get into goalscoring positions.

Twitter has reacted to the 17 year old Dutchman’s goalscoring game.

One fan believed that the excellent goal came during a sub par performance but conceded that the youngster definitely has a bright future.

The young star’s eagerness to impress was impressive in of itself to this supporter.

 

Another Kopite was overjoyed for the young lad to enjoy his special moment.

Reds fans were calling for Hoever and Elliott to be given a shot at the first team after their incredibly impressive displays.

And of course, there were those seeking to make some damning false equivalences.

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