Liverpool have become a dominant force in world football again, conquering all before them they have been crowned Champions of Everything in the last year and a bit. The Reds have played to such a high standard that it is becoming nigh on impossible to break into the first team, unless you’re Curtis Jones of course. Youngsters are having to head elsewhere for first team opportunities; record breaker Ben Woodburn has secured a loan move to Sparta Rotterdam.
Record breaking Woodburn
Ben Woodburn made history when he became Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer in November 2016.
The Welshman netted in the League Cup against Leeds United aged just 17 years and 45 days old.
The youngster ended the season with nine first team appearances, fans and pundits alike touted him as the best thing since sliced bread – a sure thing for the future.
Woodburn move to Sparta Rotterdam
Since first scoring for the Reds the youngster has had a couple of unsuccessful loan moves.
Woodburn was sent to Sheffield United when they were in the Championship but he managed just eight appearances for the Bramall Lane side.
The prodigy was then sent to Oxford United but injury ruined a promising loan spell when he was just getting into his groove.
Woodburn is now looking to relaunch his career in the Netherlands, James Pearce has confirmed that the 20-year-old will be joining Sparta Rotterdam on loan.
What RTK has to say
Surely the youngster’s time at Liverpool is up, all we can hope for now is that he gets his career kickstarted somewhere.
There is so much young talent coming through the academy now that it would be hard to give Woodburn another chance, barring an incredibly impressive spell in Rotterdam.
Fingers crossed the Welshman capitalises on his move and manages to stay injury free.
All the best, Ben.