Nov 29, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Anfield
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp "afraid" of media hype surrounding teen Ben Woodburn

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp serves up some side-eye on September 24, 2016
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is "afraid" of the media's hype over Ben Woodburn after the 17-year-old became the club's youngest ever goalscorer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary that academy graduate Ben Woodburn will be overhyped by the media after he became the club's youngest ever goalscorer.

At 17 years and 45 days old, Woodburn beat Michael Owen's record by 98 days with an 81st-minute strike in the Reds' 2-0 win over Leeds United in Tuesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final at Anfield.

Just three days prior, Woodburn made his first-team debut in the dying seconds of Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Sunderland on home turf.

Klopp is keen to help develop the teenager and fellow academy players, but is concerned about the media's role.

"It's all good. We know what Ben's capable of," Sky Sports News quotes Klopp as saying. "My first job is to help these boys be the best. There's a lot of things to do, especially to keep the public away as long as possible. That's quite a difficult thing to do.

"But we only bring him when we want to use him. That means when he is on the pitch, he is absolutely allowed to score goals. I am really happy with him, the only problem is I am a little afraid about you (the media).

"We know how to handle the situation. I can say whatever I want but if he scores goals, it's difficult to stay cool from your side, no problem. Nothing what we say here is important enough to help Ben Woodburn or myself."

Eighteen-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold also starred as he bagged an assist for Divock Origi's opening goal.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League clash with Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016
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