Ben Woodburn shines on the World stage – edges Wales closer to qualification

Liverpool's 17 year old Ben Woodburn returns to Melwood from his international break with his head held highest following two crucial games for his country.

In his two brief appearances in the last 4 days he has scored a winner and broke the deadlock in Wales' two World Cup qualifiers and in doing so has significantly boosted their chance of heading to Russia next summer.

On Saturday he came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining and within 5 minutes had scored his first international goal. It was the only goal of the game and thus the winner for his country in Cardiff against Austria.

Last night, with Wales struggling 0-0 away with Moldova once again he came off the bench - just after the hour mark.

This time, he executed a pacy run down the wing - burning past the defender - before sending in an inch-perfect cross for Robson-Kanu to tuck away and send Wales towards a valuable 3 points that has moved them up to 2nd in their qualifying group.

Despite not having played for the reds this season, it's clear that he will get opportunities in the Liverpool team to add to his 9 appearances last season.

Ben holds the record as Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer - a feat he achieved just 45 days after his 17th birthday when he scored in his second appearance for the reds.

Woodburn's half hour v Moldova - recap

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