Liverpool’s academy has boasted some superstars over the years. The Reds have seen the likes of Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Trent Alexander-Arnold burst through the youth ranks at the club. One youngster that threatened similar glory is now back on track with Ben Woodburn set to return to action for Oxford United.

Ben Woodburn is back in contention after five months out injured.

Ben Woodburn is back in contention after five months out injured. (Photo by Iam Burn/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Woodburn has been something of an enigma for Kopites.

In November 2016, the Welsh international entered the record books as Liverpool’s youngest ever scorer when he netted against Leeds United in the League Cup.

Since then the youngster has failed to kick on as rapidly as hoped, injuries have been far from helpful for the young lad.

The forward signed for Oxford United on loan over the summer and began his career at the U’s brightly.

However, injury once again pegged him back – he broke his foot in October and then picked up a mirror injury in his other foot in December just as he was edging back to recovery.

 

Thankfully, as per the The Herald, Ben Woodburn is set to be in contention for a place in the side this weekend after five months on the sidelines.

What RTK has to say

This is a massive boost for Oxford and for Liverpool.

At 20-years-old, we are really looking for Woodburn to start delivering on the promise he displayed in his teens.

He is seen as a great hope for Wales in the coming years and he could be equally as vital to The Reds if he can start kicking on and staying injury free.

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