Liverpool could have a future star on their hands in Max Woltman. The 16-year-old midfielder scored a brace on his debut for the Reds U18 side.
The emergence of Woltman was a massive positive on an otherwise disappointing day. Barry Lewtas and co suffered a 6-3 defeat against West Brom U18s this weekend.
Liverpool’s youngsters endured an embarrassing first 40 minutes at West Brom, shipping six goals.
Jovan Malcolm netted four times for the Baggies before Alex Gilbert and Rico Richards added to the scoring to establish a commanding lead.
The Reds brought some level of respectability to proceedings with three unanswered goals, courtesy of Max Woltman’s brace and Conor Bradley’s second-half effort.
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During a bad day at the office Liverpool have one positive to cling to. The display from 16-year-old debutante Woltman was impressive in difficult circumstances.
His first goal came with Liverpool 6-0 down. Woltman tapped in after Thomas Hills’ header rebounded off the post.
With just a few minutes remaining, the Reds youngster scored his second and Liverpool’s third with a brilliant finish from inside the West Brom penalty area.
Born on the Wirral, Woltman has been with the club’s youth teams since he was six.
The Liverpool midfielder was promoted to the U18s team during the pre-season campaign but has failed to make an appearance until this weekend.
Lewtas will have a problem keeping Woltman out of the side after his impressive debut against West Brom.