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How the players rated as Liverpool beat Leeds in EFL Cup quarter-finals

Ben Woodburn broke a record for Liverpool
Ben Woodburn broke a record for Liverpool

Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn enhanced his burgeoning reputation by becoming the club's youngest goalscorer in the 2-0 EFL 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 had scored his second in as many games to give the Reds the lead five minutes before having previously laboured against an industrious Leeds side who took the game to their hosts.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

STAR MAN

Divock Origi. Certainly not his best performance ever, but - as on Saturday against Sunderland after he came on for the injured Philippe Coutinho - the Belgian made a contribution that really counted, prodding home his side's first goal and playing a key role in the second.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Ben Woodburn's goal. A truly special moment for the teenage substitute as he made history in style, finishing off a fine move with a powerful strike in front of the Kop. It must have brought some memories back for Steven Gerrard, who was watching from the stands.

DATA POINT

This was Leeds' first visit to Anfield since their 3-1 top-flight defeat at the ground on October 25, 2003. At that time, Woodburn had just turned four years old.

RATINGS

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet 6 (out of 10)

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7

Lucas Leiva 6

Ragnar Klavan 6

Alberto Moreno 6

Ovie Ejaria 6

Kevin Stewart 6

Emre Can 6

Sadio Mane 6

Divock Origi 7

Georginio Wijnaldum 7

Substitutes

Ben Woodburn (for Stewart, 67) 7

James Milner (for Ejaria, 82) 6

Marko Grujic (for Origi, 90) 5

Leeds

Marco Silvestri 6

Gaetano Berardi 6

Kyle Bartley 6

Liam Cooper 6

Charlie Taylor 7

Ronaldo Vieira 6

Eunan O'Kane 5

Hadi Sacko 6

Kemar Roofe 7

Stuart Dallas 6

Souleymane Doukara 6

Substitutes

Kalvin Phillips (for O'Kane, 28) 6

Luke Ayling (for Cooper, HT) 6

Chris Wood (for Dallas, 62) 6