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Liverpool beat Leeds in League Cup

AAP logoAAP 29/11/2016 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 on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).

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

"We all know how young Woodburn is, but it doesn't look like this in training sessions," Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp told Sky Sports.

"It's a nice story and all the boys are really happy for him. Everybody is smiling in the dressing room."

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.

In Tuesday's other quarter-final Eldin Jakupovic was 10-man Hull's hero as they beat Newcastle 3-1 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

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