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Liverpool beat Leeds in League Cup

Press AssociationPress Association 4 days ago Carl Markham

Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn enhanced his burgeoning reputation by becoming the club's youngest goalscorer in the 2-0 League Cup quarter-final win over Leeds.

The academy graduate, at 17 years and 45 days, beat Michael Owen's record by 98 days to write his name into Anfield history books with an emphatic 81st-minute finish.

Divock Origi scored five minutes before having previously laboured against an industrious Leeds side who took the game to their hosts.

With playmaker Philippe Coutinho ruled out for at least five weeks with ankle ligament damage and striker Daniel Sturridge missing again with a calf injury, Woodburn - and Origi with a second goal in as many matches - offered a welcome positive after a difficult few days for the Reds.

It put Liverpool into a record 17th League Cup semi-final and their fourth in the last six years, having lost the final to Manchester City last season and won the trophy in 2012.

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