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Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn tipped to win first senior international call-up

Wales boss Chris Coleman considering naming Chester-born teenager in squad for crucial World Cup qualifier

Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn shoots on goal against Burnley(Image: Colin Lane)

Liverpool record breaker Ben Woodburn has been tipped to win his first senior international call-up at the age of 17.

Wales boss Chris Coleman is reported to be considering naming the Chester -born teenager in his squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Republic of Ireland when it is announced on Thursday.

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Woodburn qualifies to play for England but he has played for Wales at four different junior levels and would seal his allegiance by making a competitive appearance for the senior side.

The former Bishop Heber High School student is having a season to remember.

He became the third youngest player to represent Liverpool when he came off the bench in their 2-0 Premier League win at home to Sunderland on November 26.

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And three days later he became the youngest goalscorer in the Reds' history when he netted in a 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Leeds United at Anfield - breaking the record set by Michael Owen .

Since then Woodburn, who hails from Tattenhall, has made five further appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side, including on Sunday when he replaced Philippe Coutinho in a 2-1 home success over Burnley.

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